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India provides Rs 180.74 million to Nepal for river training works

Kathmandu

May 15, 2018-Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri on Tuesday handed over a cheque of Rs 180.74 million to Sanjay Sharma, Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Irrigation and Water Resources in the presence of Minister Barsha Man Pun.

The amount was handed over for river training and construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal, read a statement issued by the Embassy of India today.

The river training and embankment works in the Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal aimed at flood control and water resources management, which will benefit millions of people inhabiting in the watershed of these rivers in India and Nepal.

The Government of India has so far given 13 installments since 2008 to Nepal for the river training and embankment works totaling to over Rs 4.68 billion.

India remains committed to continue working closely with Nepal for further cooperation in the field of river training, flood control and water resources management in these and other rivers, the press release stated. RSS

Published: 15-05-2018 15:11

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