Six phase Kathmandu-Tarai fast track contract awarded to a Chinese company 

An excavator being used for the construction of Rudrabeni-Owamitaksar road section in Gulmi district, on Friday, March 10, 2017. Photo: RSS

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Kathmandu: Nepal Army has awarded the contract of six phase of Kathmandu-Tarai fast track to a Chinese company which was earlier disqualified by the Army itself, according to a recent report by The 18 billion rupees contract was awarded to China First Highway on Friday. 

Earlier, Nepal Army had termed the company incompetent citing financial interests of the company. 

As many as 12 companies had applied for the bid when the bid was open, of which five companies were selected. 

The letter issued by Nepal Army (and published in some media outlets) in the name of China First Highway Engineering Company Ltd says the  contract for execution of the ‘Construction of Double Lane Carriageway Standard Expressway Road, Bridge, Slope Stabilization, Interchange,’ has been awarded to the China First Highway.