PM Deuba invites Indian PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Arun third 

India-Nepal joint statement

NEW DELHI, Aug 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has invited his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Arun Third Hydro Project (900 MW), stated a joint press meet organized in the Indian capital today.

The contract for the construction of the project was awarded to Indian SJVN Construction Company, and the foundation stone laying ceremony is scheduled for September.

However, the contractor has complained that the process was delayed due to difficulty seen in the use of forest land for the project construction. But now the government has eased the process for utilizing the forest areas for the purpose.

Pancheshwar DPR to be finalized 

An understanding has been reached between the Prime Minister duo Deuba and Modi to finalize the Detail Project Report (DPR) of Pancheshwar Multi Project.

Pancheswar Project Authority Director General Mahendra Man Gurung has expressed his confidence that the process to finalize the DPR will be complete on time after the commitment of the Prime Ministers of both the countries. RSS