Headquarters of 283 local units are not connected to blacktopped road network

File: A road to Lomanthang

Kathmandu, January 17

Last year, the government decided to connect the headquarters of all 753 local units of the country to the national road network. As of today, the headquarters of 283 locals units do not have any connection to the blacktopped road network.

Worse: 61 of them even do not have any road in their headquarters.

The Department of Local Infrastructure estimates connecting all these places to the road network requires Rs 200 billion. Although the government announced the project of constructing roads to connect them all, it has not allocated sufficient money needed for it.

The department’s Information Officer, Mahesh Chandra Neupane, says the government will seek support from various development partners to implement the policy.

In order to implement this policy, the government needs to construct 4,000 kilometres of blacktopped roads. In addition, around 400 motorable bridges are also required.

The government has set a deadline of the next two years for the completion.

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