BIMSTEC summit preparation: Major Kathmandu roads to be pothole-free

A pothole is being fixed in Naya Baneshwor, in August 2018.

Kathmandu, August 5

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has directed concerned authorities and officials to fix all potholes of major roads in the Kathmandu Valley by August 28.

The Minister’s directive targets making major roads in the city smooth for the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.

Nepal, the current chair of the regional body, will host the summit in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.

Heads of states and governments from BIMSTEC member states including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand will attend the summit.

Officials at the Ministry inform that Minister Mahaseth has been taking stock of the progress made in road renovation almost everyday.

The road from Kathmandu International Airport to Soaltee Mode via Tinkune, Naya Baneshwor, Thapathali and Teku is the most prioritised one.

The government is planning to establish roadside gardens from the Airport to Tinkune. Nepal Telecom is partnering with the government for maintenance of the gardens.

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