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India’s assistance of NRs. 345.73 million for embankment construction along Lalbakeya, Bagmati, Kamla rivers in Nepal

October 25, 2011


Ambassador of India to Nepal H.E. Mr. Jayant Prasad handed over a cheque of NRs. 345.73 million to H.E. Mr. Mahendra Prasad Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of Irrigation, Government of Nepal as India’s contribution towards construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal which is being undertaken in accordance with the decisions made by the India-Nepal Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM).

    India has been providing assistance to Nepal for strengthening and extension of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers.  With the present assistance, the total grant assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along these rivers, stands at Rs. 2369.08 Million, of which NRs. 165.5 million was released in 2008, NRs. 531.5 million in 2009, and NRs.599.78 million in 2010 and NRs. 545.35 million in March 2011.
Separately, India has committed grant assistance of NRs.226 million for flood protection works along Gagan, Trijuga, Lakhandei, Sunsari, Kankai and Kaligandaki rivers in Nepal. The flood protection works along Trijuga, Kankai and Lakhandei rivers have been already completed.
    India remains committed to continue working closely with Nepal for further development of cooperation in the filed of Water Resources so that these contribute to development and prosperity of the two close and friendly neighbouring countries.

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