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South Korean company selected for Kathmandu-Terai fast track DPR

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KATHMANDU — A South Korean Consultancy Company has been selected to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Kathmandu-Terai Fast-Track project — a national pride and strategic importance mega project.

The Nepal Army (NA) had earlier assigned an Indian company named IL and FS but it did not agree with the cost of the report prepared by the Indian company.

Hence, the South Korean company, Soosung, has been assigned to prepare the DPR for the 76-kilometer fast-track highway project.

The Project Chief and Major General Yogendra Bahadur Khand shared that construction agreement would be made between the South Korean company chosen to prepare DPR for the estimated Rs 111 billion-project and the NA by the end of September.

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The preparation cost of DPR as demanded by the Indian company was Rs 510 million higher than what it has been agreed with the South Korean company – at Rs 100.15 million, informed Project Chief Khand.

The South Korean company is committed to prepare DPR within four months of the purchase agreement with the NA.

It has been 13 months since the NA was entrusted with the responsibility to manage the construction of the Fast-Track.

The NA has been carrying on the basic and preliminary works relating to the Fast-Track based on the feasibility study conducted by the Asian Development Bank in 2008.

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CHITWAN— Two people were killed and five injured in a road accident at Kurintar of Icchakamana Rural Municipality-5 today afternoon. 

The accident occurred when a tanker (Ba 1 Jha565) hit a Maruti van (Ga 2 Cha 1751) at 12:40 pm. The van was heading towards Dhading from Pokhara and the tanker was also coming in the same direction at the time of the accident, the District Police Office, Dhading stated. 

Police identified the deceased as Chandra Bahadur Nepali, around 25 years old of Kalleri, Dhading and an unidentified child. 

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Among the five people who sustained injuries in the mishap, one person is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Bharatpur and another one at the Chitwan College of Medical Science.

It is learnt that the remaining three injured persons are being brought to Bharatpur. One among the injured is said to be in critical condition.

It is not known whether the victims were traveling in the van or tanker. The van is on the road while the tanker has fell down to the bank of the Trishuli river after the accident. 

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