Indian aid: Rs 18 08 cr provided to Nepal for river training works

India on Tuesday provided Rs 18.08 crore aid to Nepal government for river training and embankment works in the Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers of Nepal, which will benefit millions of people inhabiting in the watershed of these rivers in India and Nepal.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of Rs 18.08 crore to Sanjay Sharma, Secretary at the Nepal Ministry of Energy, Irrigation and Water Resources in the presence of Nepal Minister Barsha Man Pun, Kathmandu Post reported.

The amount was handed over for river training and construction of embankments, aimed at flood control and water resources management, along the Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers, said a statement issued by the Embassy of India, here.

The Indian government has so far given 13 installments since 2008 to Nepal for the river training and embankment works, totalling to over Rs 468 crore.

India remains committed to continue working closely with Nepal for further cooperation in the field of river training, flood control and water resources management in these and other rivers, the statement added.

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