Defence Ministry discussion on fast track project

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

May 26, 2017-

Following the government decision to allow the Nepal Army conclude the construction of the 76.2km Kathmandu-Tarai fast track, the Defence Ministry held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the issue. 

At the meeting, Defence Minister Balkrishna Khand said the government had handed the responsibility of constructing the project to the Army due to a great faith on its competency. 

He expressed his confidence that the NA too would be able to carry out the work effectively and efficiently. 

Also speaking on the occasion, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak said the construction of the project would bring the Tarai people closer to the Kathmandu denizens and would reflect the competence of the NA and that of the country. 

The meeting concluded that its implementation would be beneficial to the country on multiple fronts as the project would save budget, fuel and time, while underlining that it would be the best alternative to the Tribhuvan Highway. 

Thanking the government for entrusting it with the responsibility of implementing the project, NA acting chief Baldev Raj Mahat pledged to utilise all its resources to complete it on time. 

A high-level policy level coordination and monitoring committee has been formed under the convenorship of the National Planning Commission vice-chair to look after the progress regarding the project and submit a report to the government every year.

Published: 26-05-2017 07:38

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