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Delays in land acquisition stall India-backed projects - Mr Gokhale

Infra News - Published on Thu, 23 May 2019

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The Himalayan Times reported that facilitation of Nepal government in acquisition of land for different projects will play a crucial role in ensuring that any project, especially backed by the Indian government, is completed on time, said Mr Vijay Keshav Gokhale, foreign secretary of India while addressing a Nepali media delegation here recently. He said that many big India-backed projects in Nepal are being delayed due to the lengthy land acquisition process. The implementation of many projects gets stalled because the land acquisition process is very tough in Nepal, adding that the Indian government is committed to completing any project in Nepal within the stipulated timeframe with the coordination of the Nepali government.

Mr Gokhale said that “While Nepal government promises to provide the land to build various roads and railways, among other projects, unfortunately it takes a long time.”

Refuting the general conception that the projects supported by India take a long time to be completed, he further said that the progress of many projects is 'highly satisfactory3.

Responding to the queries put forth by journalists, Gokhale noted that the construction of the 1,440-kilometre-long Postal Highway, which connects 20 districts of the Tarai belt, has failed to gain much momentum due to delays in land acquisition, along with removing trees, electric poles, among others, obstructing the way.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 23 May 2019
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