Japan handed over BP highway after reconstruction

Kathmandu: The BP Highway constructed by the Government of Japan has been handed over to the Government of Nepal after the post-earthquake reconstruction. Japan handed over the road to Nepal through a virtual program organized at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday.

Inaugurating the virtual VP Highway, Hon’ble Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basant Kumar Nembang said Japan was an old partner in Nepal’s development.

He said that the contribution of the Japanese government in Nepal’s energy, transport, drinking water and sanitation, education, health, peace building and agriculture sectors was commendable.

Minister Nembang praised Japan’s support for Nepal’s development. “On behalf of the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, and myself, I would like to commend Japan for its support and assistance,” he said.

He also lauded the coordination with Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo to fulfill Nepal’s aspirations for development and prosperity. Likewise, Japanese Ambassador Masamichi Saigo said that Nepal and Japan have a deep friendship and will continue to work with the Japanese government for the development of Nepal.

Japan started construction of the 160 km long BP Highway connecting the capital with the Eastern Terai in 1996 and completed it in March 2015 and handed it over to Nepal.