Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
Workers have finished laying 10 km out of the 69 km Amlekhgunj-Raxaul oil pipeline in the last two months.The underground pipeline has a diameter of 10.75 in and will extend from Motihari, Bihar in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal. The pumping facilities for the cross-border pipeline are located at Motihari.
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Inability of the Indian Railways to provide adequate number of rakes has delayed transportation of Nepal-bound third-country goods, including fertilisers and raw materials, from India, hitting a number of companies in the land-locked country.
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In a bid to end the deeply-rooted dowry practice in the region, Muslim religious leaders in Birgunj have announced that they will not conduct any wedding where bridegroom and bride receive or provide dowry.
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The country’s only integrated check post (ICP) in Birgunj, which formally started functioning earlier this month, has not been able to operate in full capacity due to delay in widening of a road that links it to the dry port in Sirsiya.
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A 14 km electric fence is being constructed towards the western side of the Gaduwa Line Range Post of Parsa National Park to prevent wildlife incursions into human habitats and farms.
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Import bill of sugar that entered the country from the dry port in Sirsiya, Birgunj surged by about 81 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year following hike in supplies from Pakistan and Bangladesh, where production of the commodity has soared.
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