Thursday, 29th January 2015

Nepal to build first road to Everest zone

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256542-nepal-to-build-first-road-to-everest-zoneNEPAL is planning to build the first road leading to the Everest region.

THE road will link Jiri with Surkhe village, a couple of hours of walk from Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla at an altitude of 2860 metres, the Tourism Ministry said.
"The government has earmarked funds for the project, and the construction will begin by this fiscal year," the Kathmandu Post quoted Purna Chandra Bhattarai, joint secretary of the ministry, as saying.

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