Govt committed to equal development of provinces: PM Deuba

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the government is committed to making necessary work plans to mainstream the provinces which are comparatively backward in terms of cooperation in the three tiers of government.

“The initiatives of and suggestions from the Sudurpaschim Concern Forum would be helpful to frame development policy and plan and carry out implementation in the federal and provincial governments,” he observed.

PM Deuba reminded that after passing SLC from Uchchakot School of Doti, he had to make a long journey to arrive in Kathmandu for higher study- the travel was sometimes on foot and sometimes by train and bus via the country and cross border. The travel up to Dhangadhi was all on foot, the border crossed to catch a train up to Raxaul.

“Comparatively, the far-western region has now witnessed much development. It is connected to the federal capital with transport facility. However, development as per expectation is awaited,” PM Deuba said, arguing that if the Paschim Seti project is made, this province will be developed more.

According to him, all sides’ contribution is imperative to aid the government’s efforts to wipe out poverty and inequality. He also shared that an agreement was made with India for the construction of the dry port. Foreign investment is necessary to ensure speedy development in Nepal, the PM emphasized.

The Sudurpaschim Concern Forum has been working for the development of far west Nepal for 16 years. Forum’s Chairperson Bishnu Prasad Khatri submitted a memorandum to the PM on the issues of concern in Sudurpaschim Province. RSS

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