Kathmandu, August 29: Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said, his recent visit to India was successful and it has laid down the foundation for further strengthening India-Nepal relations. He said positive environment was created to effectively implement projects signed in the past.
Deuba said, it was not unusual to apprise the national and international community of a country’s agendas. He put forth the problems of flooding and inundation in border areas before Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Deuba said, he held talks with the Indian side for economic development and investment in Nepal. Similarly, both sides agreed for development and expansion of tourism sector, construction of Nijgadh airport and construction of 132-KV transmission line.
The PM added that both sides had agreed to finalise detailed project report of Pancheshwar multi-purpose project within a month. He said Nepal urged India to complete financial closure of Arun III and Upper Karnali hydel projects within the extended deadline.
He said he apprised Indian leaders, including the chief minister of Bihar, of the damage caused by floods and both the sides agreed to form a team of experts to address the issue.
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has returned home after completing his five-day official state visit to India, on Sunday. PM Deuba had led a 48-delegation member to India, after assuming office, on a first foreign visit at the invitation of PM Narendra Modi.