Infrastructure development gains momentum up in Gandaki Province

Published On: May 19, 2024 09:02 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GANDAKI, May 19: Construction of roads and bridges has picked up pace in Gandaki Province of late. Plans for 1,464 roads, RCC bridges and suspension bridges are being implemented in the current fiscal year through the provincial Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development and Transport Management. 

According to Dr Mahendra Baniya, acting head of the Infrastructure Development Directorate, 80 percent of the current year's plans are being implemented.

"Various stalled projects from previous years are being completed this year. The implementation of new projects is also satisfactory," he said, adding that the policy and programme of the provincial government this year has set the target of constructing 300 kilometers of blacktopped road, 25 RCC bridges and 20 suspension bridges.

Similarly, in the last fiscal year, the province constructed 174 kms of blacktopped roads, 15 roads and bridges and 12 suspension bridges.  Baniya informed that 130 projects related to roads and bridges across the province with a total cost of Rs 11 billion have been added  in this fiscal year's policy and programme.

According to him, 53 bridges are under construction and they are in the process of preparing the detailed project report (DPR) of 23 more bridges. The ministry has allocated a budget of Rs 12.89 billion under the heading of capital expenditure for the current fiscal year.



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