The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today said it will provide technical assistance to Government for development of national highways in mountainous regions like Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
“JICA has signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Government for ‘capacity development project on highways in mountainous regions’, it said in a statement.
The project will provide for strengthening of institutional capacity of organisations engaged in development of road network in mountain terrains, such as Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), NHA, NHIDCL and state-level PWDs.
The road ministry has assigned high priority to the development of national highways in the mountainous regions to enhance local connectivity, especially in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and the North-East region. (AGENCIES)