Kathmandu: India has pledged to provide a
grant assistance of Rs 19.31 million to Nepal for the construction of an embankment-cum-link road in the southern region of the country.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was
signed yesterday by the Indian Embassy here with the Nepal
Government`s Ministry of Irrigation for providing the grant
assistance for 2.3 km embankment-cum-link road in Kudiya Village of Nawalparasi district, according to an Indian Embassy press release.
Narayani river flowing through the central part of the
district is a fast flowing perennial river. During rainy
season, high flood discharge of the river inundates the
existing village road and causes flooding problem in its
catchment area, which damages the standing crops and threatens
human life every year.
The embankment will help control floods and save the
loss of valuable property, crops and human lives caused due to
the flood in Narayani river every year.