April 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday (April 3) laid the foundation stone for 165 road projects simultaneously amidst a special virtual programme held at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar.
The total cost of these projects is Rs 57.10 billion and they are expected to be completed within three years. There will be one project in each electoral constituency.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli urged the respective ministries, departments and bodies concerned not to delay in implementing the projects.
According to him, so far the areas of black-topped and upgraded roads since he assumed his office covered 3,512 kilometers. Likewise, 628 bridges (suspension bridges) have been constructed.
Minister for Transport and Physical Infrastructure Basant Nembang informed that in the past three years 3,512 kilometers of six-lane roads were constructed. Similarly, construction of 3,300 kilometers of gravel road and opening of 1,686 kilometers of new tracks are underway.
The widening of the East-West Highway (four to six lanes) has kicked off, according to Minister Nembang. The Federal Government constructs 6.5 kilometers of road each day. -- RSS