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Denmark’s inclusive growth programme for Nepal to miss extended deadline

Denmark’s inclusive growth programme for Nepal to miss extended deadline

COPENHAGEN: The under-construction physical infrastructures under UNNATI  Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal   being carried out with the financial assistance from Denmark is likely to remain incomplete.

With the construction of infrastructure still incomplete near the extended deadline, the allocated fund of Rs 483,641,000 made by the Danish government for UNNATI project will have to be returned.

A total of 13 projects covering rural road networking and improving living standards of people are underway in Phalelung, Phalgunanda, Miklajong, Hilihang and Kummayak rural municipalities, including Phidim Municipality. As the contractor companies have delayed, most of the projects have completed only 30 per cent of work, which was expected to be completed within June-July, District Technician Office, Panchthar’s survey report showed.

 

In the District Coordination Committee meeting held in Panchthar in presence of Chief District Officer (CDO), people’s representatives among other political leaders on Saturday, the contractor companies even advised to cancel the contract and take the fund back, while CDO Prakash Chandra Adhikari has advised the contractor companies to submit reliable base committing to execute the work in time.