Covid-19

Most foreign assistance-funded road projects halted due to infection

Kathmandu, Sept 16

Most of foreign assistance-funded road projects have been halted.

Global COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for the delay. Butwal-Pokhara road expansion, Nagdhunga Muglin road and the road to Trishuli, Galchhi-Trishuli-Mailung-Syabrubensi road have been affected.

Likewise, second section of the Koteshwor-Kalanki road funded by the Government of China and construction of flyover bridges at Jadibuti and New Baneshwor funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency have also been affected.

“Construction of all the projects has been closed. There is no possibility to resume work on these projects until the situation created by the infection normalises,” said Arjun Jung Thapa, chief of the assistance coordination division of the Department of Roads.

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