Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will be visiting Nepal on a 2-day trip to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM K P Sharma Oli.
The visit comes shortly after Prime Minister Oli visited India. The strong leftist Govt. leader had invited Indian PM.
Modi’s third visit to Nepal as PM within a period of three year shows his commitment to the neighborhood.
Modi will directly land in Janakpur where he will be accorded a public reception including a guard of honor by the Nepalese army. He will hold special players and then fly to Muktinath, a famous mountainous pilgrimage site near the Nepal-Tibet border. Further, the Indian leader will be heading to Kathmandu to hold official meetings.
Kathmandu is decorated with welcome gates and the flags of both countries, the major roads have been blacktopped to welcome Modi. He will hold bilateral talks with Oli and will also meet the top political leaders of the neighboring Nepal.
In Kathmandu, Modi and Oli will jointly lay down the foundation stone for the construction of the 900 MW Arun III-project being developed by India through a remote control on Saturday. Arun III is the largest hydropower project to be developed in Nepal and the government has recently granted a generation license.
The project, expected to be completed within five years, will prove to be a game changer for the Nepalese economy as it aims to provide billions of dollars to the Nepal government in the form of free electricity, royalty, and tax, and India, too, would benefit from the supply of the electricity generated by the project.