Koshi embankment reconstruction to cost 5.25 billion rupees

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Kathmandu, Aug 28 : Indian technical team today estimated around Rs 5.25 billion cost for reconstructing the embankment breached by the Saptakoshi River.

A team including flood experts forwarded a letter with the estimation to the Bihar government after an inspection and study in the affected areas and the embankment.

Earlier, the government of Bihar had provided only Rs 80 million for reconstruction.

Meanwhile, a joint technical team of the Ministry for Water Resources from Nepal and India continued working on the reconstruction.

Sunsari Chief District Officer Durga Bhandari said the Indian team reached here on Tuesday after the Nepal side assured to arrange security for them.

The team repaired spurs number 11 and 12 on Wednesday, which would now protect spur-15 from getting eroded as the river waters would change its course

Following the breach of the western Kushaha embankment in neighboring Sunsari district a week ago, the river waters changed course and began eroding the Bhantabari embankment at Haripur, Kantipur reported.

ANI

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