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Construction : Web Exclusive | February 2013 | Source : Construction Update

ADB's kudos to Bihar for road construction works

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has praised road construction work in Bihar and promised all assistance to the State government in its future projects. A lot of good work has been done in Bihar in the field of roads. ADB will provide all assistance to the government in further promoting good roads in the state, Widowati, Director, Transport & Communication division, South Asia department of ADB said. He was in Patna on January 31 for talks on new projects.

The four-member ADB team, of which Widowati is a member, had a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on January 30. Road Construction Department Secretary Pratya Amrit was also present in the meeting. Widowati apprised Kumar about the good work being done by Bihar State Road Development Corporation (BSRDC) in the execution of ADB projects and rated it to be one the best in the country, a BSRDC statement said.

The chief minister asked the delegation to consider new proposals under regional connectivity scheme and also to provide further assistance for newly notified state highways. He explained at length the importance of the 21.5 km long 'Ganga path' from Deedarganj to Digha near Patna, envisaged as a parallel road along the banks of the river, and requested ADB to finance it, the statement added.

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