KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday inspected the under-construction 900 MW Arun III Hydropower project at Phyaksinda of Makalu Rural Municipality-5 in Sankhuwasabha district.
Prime Minister Oli was briefed that the project had so far reported the 40 percent progress as he took stock of the progress achieved in the construction work. The project was jointly inaugurated by PM Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on May 11, 2018.
Prior to this, Oli also inspected the ongoing construction of road infrastructure at Kimathanka border point along the Nepal-China border.
PM Oli had flown to Kimathanka border point of Sankhuwasaba on a Nepal Army’s helicopter earlier on Wednesday morning. He is accompanied by Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Development Basanta Nemwang, National Assembly’s Legislative Committee member Parshuram Gurung, lawmaker Rajendra Prasad Gautam, prime minister’s chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal, prime minister’s personal secretary Rajesh Bhajracharya and his personal physician Dr Dibya Singh.
Chief Minister of Province 1 Sherdhan Rai and Chief of Armed Police Force (APF) Sabendra Khanal are among those accompanying the prime minister during the visit. PM Oli is also scheduled to inspect the recently-established Border Out Post (BOP) and a Customs Office in Kimathanka.