Green road verge project planned for Maitighar-Tinkune stretch

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 24, 2014-

The Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project is planning to grow plants and grass along the shoulders of the newly widened Maitighar-Tinkune road.

Shyam Prasad Kharel, chief of the KVRIP, said construction of nearly half of  the soil containers required for the project has completed, and they have started stuffing the containers with soil.

Although the Ministry for Urban Development has asked the KVRIP to use high-grade rich soil for the project, Kharel said they were unable to fulfill the request owing to the budget crunch. “This may be a first of its kind project in Kathmandu, but it is also an expensive one. After consulting some companies for cost estimation, we found out that the undertaking would cost around Rs 20 million, if we were to plant the best shrubs available.”

KVRIP also plans to commission the landscaping and plantation works along either side of the 2.6 km stretch to a private firm. It could announce the tender offer within a few weeks.   

Given the high cost of the project, the KVRIP could also call on private companies to support the green road verge project, or hand the project over to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Kathmandu Valley Development Authority.

Published: 25-05-2014 09:26

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