Patna, Apr 7 (PTI) BRICS Development Bank Vice President Zhu Xian today met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and expressed keenness to extend economic assistance in the road sector.Also Read - New Covid Variant Threat: India Extends Travel Restrictions to THESE Countries. Full List Here

Besides, extending assistance in roads, the BRICS bank senior official showed willingness to promote economic progress in other areas as well, an official statement said here. Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index

Zhu Xian, who is Vice President cum Chief Operational Officer, met made a courtesy visit to the CM at his 1 Anne Marg residence. Also Read - Football: Manisha Kalyan Defies All Odds; Scored Dream Goal Against Brazil

Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh was present during the meeting.

New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

Recently, the CM had said that Bihar government has applied with the BRICS Bank for a loan to construct metallic roads in areas having population of 250 to 499.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.