Kathmandu, Jan 20 (UNI) India has released a fund of rupees 29.4 million to Nepal for the construction of embankments along Bagmati and Lalbakiya rivers.
The fund would be provided to the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention Embankment Construction in response to the request by Ministry of Water Resources a press release issued by Indian embassy said.
The assistance is for extension of the embankments up to high ground in Nepal along rivers flowing from here into India to control floods in the Himalayan nation and adjoining areas in India by checking over-bank spilling of these rivers in Terai area of the country.
In the first phase, assistance is being provided for extension of embankments along Lalbakiya, Bagmati, Kamala and Khando rivers.
Indian government's full contribution to the construction of embankments along Bagmati River will be rupees 227.6 million for the first phase.
First phase project has been completed on Lalbakiya river and is in process on Bagmati river, the release said.
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