India give USD 3.36 mn to tame Nepalese rivers

India today handed over USD 3.36 million as aid to Nepal for the construction of embankments along its flood-prone rivers, including Bagmati and Kamla.

Kathmandu: India today handed over USD
3.36 million as aid to Nepal for the construction of
embankments along its flood-prone rivers, including Bagmati
and Kamla.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood handed over a
cheque equivalent to USD 3.36 US million to Nepalese
Irrigation Minister Balkrishna Khand at a function.

The project is being undertaken in accordance with the
decisions made by the India-Nepal Joint Committee on
Inundation and Flood Management, according to an Indian
Embassy press release.

India has been providing assistance to Nepal for
strengthening and extension of embankments along Lalbakeya,
Bagmati, Bhakuwa and Kamla rivers for flood control in Nepal
and India.

With the present assistance, the total grant
assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along
these rivers, stands at USD 19.97 million.

India is also providing grant assistance for river
training works along Gagan, Trijuga, Lakhendei, Sunsari and
Kankai rivers in Nepal amounting to USD 2.64 million.

India remains committed to working closely with Nepal
for further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in
the field of water resources, including flood management, so
that it contributes to development and prosperity of two close
and friendly neighbouring countries, said the press release
issued by the embassy.

-PTI

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