September 30: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal babu Pandit has informed that work has been forwarded to build a total of 4,500-km of road network linking towns and rural municipalities to the major highways of the country.
At a festival greetings exchange progamme organized by the Biratnagar Buspark Management Committee at Biratnagar, Morang today, Minister Pandit shared that the estimated cost of building that road network came around Rs 8 billion.
Also inaugurating a new police beat and citizens help desk here, Pandit further said that 25 per cent of the country’s total budget was allocated for the construction of roads. He warned of stern action against those builders and contractors building sub-standard roads.
Stating that the current government was aiming for 11 per cent economic growth as against the current over seven per cent, the Minister expressed his confidence that the country could make a headway for development and growth through coordination among the three-tier governments.