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Govt. allocates Rs 31 billion for east-west highway expansion


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2023 May 30, 7:50, Kathmandu
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Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said the work of expansion of the four-lane east-west highway would be expedited.

Presenting the annual budget for the coming fiscal year 2080/81 in the joint meeting of the federal parliament today, Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat mentioned that the expansion and upgrading task of Narayangadh-Butwal and Kamala-Kanchanpur road section would be completed within coming fiscal year.

Similarly, upgrading of Kamala-Dhalkebar-Pathalaiya, Butwal-Gorusinge, Kakadvitta-Laukahi, Pathalaiya-Narayangadh and Lamahi-Bhalubang road sections would be started.

Signature bridges would be constructed over the Narayani river and Tinau river, he added. The Finance Minister shared that Rs 31.02 billion has been allocated for expansion and upgrading of east-west highway.

The government would focus its investment in easy, safe, quality and sustainable transport infrastructures to facilitate citizen's lives and to prepare the basis of economic development, he said.


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