Nepal seeks India's help to repair river barrage

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Kathmandu, Aug. 20 : Nepal's Ministry for Water Resource has approached the Indian Government for help in reconstructing the damaged parts of Koshi River embankment.

According to a report in The Himalayan Times,a letter to this effect has been sent to New Delhi.

"We have sent a letter to the Indian embassy through the foreign ministry seeking India's help," Xinhua and The Himalayan Times quoted Anup Upadhyaya, a spokesperson of the ministry as saying on Wednesday.

A meeting between Nepali and Indian officials is to be held in Biratnagar, some 240 km southeast of Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Deputy Director General of Department of Water Induced Disaster Khom Raj Dahal, Deputy Director General of Department of Irrigation Anil Pokhrel and Regional Director of Department of Irrigation Kamal Regmi have left Kathmandu for Biratnagar.

A team of Indian delegation is already in Biratnagar, according to the report.

The Indian embassy has stated that the Indian technical team is ready to undertake protective measures, adding that this would be possible only if the team received necessary cooperation from Nepali government and support from the local people.

ANI

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