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India give USD 3.36 million to tame Nepalese rivers

world Updated: Jul 09, 2010 19:17 IST

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India today handed over USD 3.36 million as aid to Nepal for the construction of embankments along its flood-prone rivers, including Bagmati and Kamla.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood handed over a cheque equivalent to USD 3.36 US million to Nepalese Irrigation Minister Balkrishna Khand at a function.

The project is being undertaken in accordance with the decisions made by the India-Nepal Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management, according to an Indian Embassy press release.

India has been providing assistance to Nepal for strengthening and extension of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati, Bhakuwa and Kamla rivers for flood control in Nepal and India.

With the present assistance, the total grant assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along these rivers, stands at USD 19.97 million.

India is also providing grant assistance for river training works along Gagan, Trijuga, Lakhendei, Sunsari and Kankai rivers in Nepal amounting to USD 2.64 million.

India remains committed to working closely with Nepal for further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of water resources, including flood management, so that it contributes to development and prosperity of two close and friendly neighbouring countries, said the press release issued by the embassy.