Country cannot develop without development of Madhesh: Prime Minister


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Dhanusha, Feb 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the country will not develop without the development of Madhes. He also pledged to continue to work for the development of the Madhes region. 

Addressing a program organised following the inauguration of the Kathal-Malhania Suspension Bridge here today, he assured that the government will work to expand irrigation in the Tarai to help increase productivity. "Special attention is being given to the implementation of federalism. The Provincial Police Act, Education Act and Employees Act will be implemented within a few days," he said.

Mentioning the importance of suspension bridges as per the topography of Nepal, Prime Minister Prachanda said that priority is being given to the construction of suspension pools in different parts of the country.

Stating that the bridge would provide relief to the people of Dhanusha and Siraha, he expressed confidence that it would help promote tourism in the two districts. The Prime Minister also pledged to help the construction of a dam along the Kamala River.

The Kathal-Malhania suspension bridge connects Malhania in Siraha Municipality-13 to Kathal of Janakandini Rural Municipality-6. The 1,544-meter-long bridge was built at around Rs. 288.5 million with a load-bearing capacity of 540 metric tons. 

Meanwhile, the local administration has requested all the users not to drive the heavily loaded vehicle including tempo at high speed and drag bicycles and motorcycles to cross the river. (RSS)

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