Indian Embassy in Nepal said that India-Nepal development partnership is gaining momentum. Through a statement on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, the embassy highlighted the progress in relations between the two countries.
The momentum has picked up since Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s visit to India in June, an Indian embassy statement said. During his visit, both countries agreed on increasing electricity imports.
Nepal will export 10,000 megawatts of electricity to India in the next 10 years. To facilitate this ambitious target, India has been approved to export an additional 180 MW of electricity. As a result, Nepal now has the capacity to export 631 MW of electricity to India.
The Indian embassy emphasized that the partnership has grown since Prime Minister Prakhand’s visit to India earlier in the year. They cited the example of increasing connectivity between the two countries by launching the Kurtha-Bijalpura rail link.
According to the Indian Embassy, various community development projects funded by Indian grants have been inaugurated and handed over. Through these, the connectivity between the people of Nepal has improved.
The development activities of the two countries include the Kurtha-Bijalpura rail link. The 69 km Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bardibas railway, built at a cost of Rs 10 billion and supported by the Government of India, is now operational. It increases communication between the people of the two countries.
A number of community development projects funded by Indian grants have been inaugurated in Nepal. Among them is the campus building of Himalaya Kiran Public Campus in Khandbari Municipality of Sankhuasabha on September 6, 2023.