Dhangadhi sub metropolis signs agreement with ADB for infrastructure development

Kailali, 30 Sept:

An agreement has been struck between the Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to carry out urban infrastructure development in the city. Various infrastructures will be built under the five-year project named Regional Urban Development Project to be funded by the ADB.

As per the agreement signed by executive officer of the sub metropolis Ram Lal Sthresha and director of the ADB project coordinator Rajman Manandhar, upgradation of 42 kilometre road sections, construction of drainages, management of garbage, carrying out of community infrastructure development, construction of subways, installation of solar street lights and maintenance of greenery are among the infrastructure development that will take place, said executive officer of the metropolis Ram Lal Shrestha said.

Experts said that the city has been facing a string of problems like flooding, river erosion, drainage and garbage among others as a result of unplanned and unmanaged city development.

Local people have complained that they were deprived of even basic facilities like road and drinking water.

Established in 2033 BS, the city of around 137,000 populations predominantly of castes like Bahun, Chhetri, Thakuri, Dalit and Rana Tharu, was declared a sub metropolis one year ago.


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