Infrastructure projects under ADB continue during pandemic



projects being developed with assistance from Asian Development (ADB) have continued even during this critical period of COV- ID-19 pandemic.

Implementing the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), all the projects have been continued and are rapidly achieving work progress. While other development projects have been halted due to the pandemic, ADB had prepared SOP and directed all the implementation firms to conduct a quick survey between July 21 and 23 to continue the projects, informed Senior Environment Officer of ADB, Dipak Bahadur Singh.

“Arranging safe environment for the workers and contractors, all the projects have been continued by adopting necessary precautions,” he said, “The projects have also followed all the directives and protocols of the government and international firms.”

He provided the update during ‘Webinar on managing the COVID-19 risks in the development projects’ organised by Society of Economic Journalists Nepal (SEJON) today.

Meanwhile, Suman Sharma, secretary at Ministry of , said that preparing SOP and implementing it effectively are crucial for giving continuity to development

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