Kathmandu, July 19: The government of India has provided Nepal government the financial assistance worth Rs 230 million for the construction of Postal Highway that runs across the Terai region.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, handed over the cheque bearing the amount to the Postal Highway Construction Project Chief Balaram Mishra amid a programme held at Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation (MoPIT).
In attendance at the programme were Secretary at MoPIT, Devendra Kakri, as well as the officials from the Ministry and Project.
The Indian government had pledged financial support for the construction of 300 kilometres of the total 518 kilo metres left to be built.
Earlier, a total of 100 kilo metres of the stretch of the same highway was built with the Indian government’s aid, shared Project Chief Mishra.
A total of nine construction companies have been awarded contract for the construction of the highway that is expected to be built in three years, according to Mishra.