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Nepal, Southern Region - np/17

Kathmandu-Hetauda road

Government of Nepal has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nepal Purbadhar Bikas Company NPBC for construction of the Kathmandu-Kulekhani-Hetauda road, financed as a PPP venture. The 48 km-long four-lane highway, which includes a 3 km-long tunnel between Bhimphedi and Kulekhani, will be designed and constructed over a period of four years at a cost of EUR285 million. On completion, the trip from Kathmandu will take an hour compared to the current 7-8 hours. Click here for latest report. More from Lal Krishna at Full Bright Consultancy in Kathmandu, tel +977 (1) 4433149, e-mail fbc@mos.com.np, website www.fbc.com.np. 21/12.