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Mumbai: India’s national road-building agency may undertake projects abroad for the first time in Afghanistan and Nepal, road minister Nitin Gadkari said.

The Afghan and Nepali governments have approached India about having the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) build roads in their countries, Gadkari said in New Delhi on Monday. India is considering the requests, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government wants to improve ties with its neighbours. Poor connectivity, cross-border conflicts and security concerns have contributed to South Asia being one the least integrated regions in the world, according to the World Bank.

Gadkari said the government is considering international projects as part of a larger reform of the highway builder. Bloomberg

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