UP state govt to speed up development projects in bordering districts
Chief Minister of India's Uttar Pradesh (UP) Akhilesh Yadav, has said the state government is going to speed up development projects in districts bordering Nepal so as to ensure more economic opportunities for people on both side of the border.
"UP has both emotional and social ties with Nepal and these will be further strengthened. Development works in the districts adjoining the neighbouring country would be speeded up to ensure economic progress of people on both the sides," Times of India quoted him as saying while talking to a delegation of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) in Lucknow Friday.
Directing officials to remove impediments in construction of Dhudhibari-Gorakhpur road in Maharajganj district and in import of herbal goods from Nepal , the chief minister said his government would do the needful to redress problems raised by the delegation and on those which concern the centre he would soon write a letter.
Yadav also said he wanted regular meetings of district level officials of both the countries to solve relating to law and order problems. On the recurrent problem of floods in the rivers originating from Nepal, he said a proposal for setting up Bhutan-like power projects would be made in consultation with the central government of India.
A delegation of the FNCCI accompanied by media persons is currently on a tour to UP, meeting senior political leaders and businesspersons to explore potentials of more economic activities in the bordering areas. nepalnews.com