DADELDHURA, APR 21 – Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Monday said the detailed project report (DPR) on Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project would be prepared by next year as envisioned during the bilateral agreement. The two sides are going for a fresh DPR on the proposed project.
Underlining the project’s importance for both India and Nepal, Rae said India had already recruited staff for the joint project office in Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur district“The DPR would be made ready as soon as the Nepali side appoints its officials there,” Rae said. The Government of Nepal has not decided on the matter yet.
Inaugurating the buildings of Red Cross and Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Dadeldhura , constructed with support of the Indian Government, Rae said the local people were also eagerly waiting for the speedy construction of the project. “All the stakeholders have put the misinterpretations of the past behind them and the working environment has been eased now.” Rae expressed belief that the construction works on the project would not be disrupted and suggested the Nepali side use human resources available locally for the project construction.
Giving an example of 280MW Dhauli Ganga Hydropower of Dharchula, India, Rae said the project like Pancheshwor could make the locals economically prosperous. He said the construction of the project along with proper utilisation of the natural resources in the far-western region could also help promote tourism in the area.
India would construct a bridge connecting Purnagiri in Indian border to Parashudham of Dadeldhura in a year, the envoy said adding that India was planning to build six bridges along the route of Sharada Corridor of Banbasa to Dharchula.
Source : eKantipur