India’s Union Cabinet on Thursday approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal for construction of a bridge over Mahakali River at Dharchula in Uttarakhand.
Briefing the media on the Cabinet decisions, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur informed the MoU between India and Nepal will be signed in the “near future” and the bridge will be completed within three years.
“The construction of the bridge will help people living in Dharchula in Uttarakhand and in the territory of Nepal,” Mr. Thakur said. Healso mentioned that as close neighbours, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation characterized by an open border and deep-rooted people-to-people contacts of kinship and culture. He also had added that the bridge will strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
The government said in a statement that with the signing of an MoU, the “diplomatic relation between the two countries will further enhance”. Both India and Nepal have been working together on different regional forums,” said the government statement.
Thakur also stated that construction of the bridge will be completed within three years, he added.