NA hands over 17km Syaphrubensi-Myalung road section to DoR

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Wild buffaloes growing in number in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Kathmandu, May 21, 2018: Population of wild buffaloes is growing in Parsa Wildlife Reserve. It has reached 441 recently, the data from the reserve shows. In a press meet organized on Sunday, the officials from the reserve stated that the number has increased to a whopping 441 from a mere 33 in 2032 BS. Among the 441 wild buffaloes, there are 38 one-year-old calves, 40 two-year-old calves, 35 adolescents, 191 female adults and 137 adult wild buffaloes living in the reserve. Out of the total population of wild buffaloes inhabiting the reserve, 83 perecent were living around areas in the east embankment region of the Koshi river while 17 per cent were found living around areas to the west of Koshi river embankment, shared Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, Information Officer at the reserve. He also added that the wild buffaloes population at the reserve stood at 432 two years ago. The wild buffaloes are one of the most endangered specA view of the road section. Photo by: Nepal Armyies in the world.

Kathmandu, May 21, 2018: The Nepal Army has handed over 17 km long stretch of road section from Syaphrubensi-Myalung to the Department of Roads. The road section was handed over and inaugurated in the presence by Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Minister Pokharel thanked the army for timely completion of the construction of the road. Along with Pokharel, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth and Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari reached Syaphrubesi on vehicles after inauguration of the road.

With the completion of this road, the distance between Kathmandu-Rasuwagadhi has been shortened by 25 years. The Deparment of Roads will now blacktop the section of the road and make it operational throughout the year. The road cannot be operational during the monsoon in its present state, according to NA.

It is also the shortest connection between Indian,Nepal and Chinese sides across the breadth of Nepal as this road can also connect with India at Thori border point in Chitwan through Muglin-Galchhi-Bharatpur.

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