Nepal link benefits from Japanese funding
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Foreign investment will boost Nepal's road links
Road improvements on the key Tinkune-Jadibuti road in Nepal are now complete, with an official opening of the route having taken place. The road widening and upgrade project was aided by financial assistance from Japan's JICA. The Japanese ambassador to Nepal, T Mijuno, and the director general of Nepal's Department of Roads, Ram Kumar Lamsal, attended the opening.
The work included repairs and maintenance as well as new traffic management systems. The new 1.7km Tinkune-Jadibuti section now features two lanes of traffic in either direction and is 14m wide in all, with an emergency lane on either side that also gives provision for bus stops. The road has a design speed of 80km/h and work started on this project in October 2008, with the aim of reducing congestion in this valley as well as improving safety for drivers. Two further sections of the road remain to be completed and the road will be 9.1km long when the work is finished in April 2011 as planned.