There have been murmurings, gossip, and serious talks within the corridors of Singhadurbar or its periphery about BRI projects, MCC, or Indian investments in hydropower projects, especially in the Koshi and Karnali river belts and the Arun River, a tributary of Koshi. Some time ago, the streets and general populace were divided into for and against MCC in a political line as stimulated by their leaders.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Amid concern in various quarters that China was getting many developing countries into a debt trap through its investment in various projects under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Japan has said that the financial support for infrastructure projects in developing countries should be concessional and that the whole process must be transparent.