World Bank lays down road in India's south Assam

The World Bank-assisted Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project will be rebuilding at least 14.5 kilometers of south Assam’s National Highway 154 to improve accessibility to the region. The $1.7-million project will involve the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 12 roads cutting through the towns of Hailakandi to Lakshminagar, and finally to Kanchanpur. The initiative, which is expected to be completed in two years, will create a route that ultimately connects 13 villages and 20,000 people in Hailakandi. The repair of south Assam’s roads is also hoped to improve agriculture in the region through better road communication in the rural areas. (Source: World Bank aid paves roads to progress/The Telegraph-India)

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