Prime Minister Dahal arrives in Mustang

JOMSOM: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has arrived in Mustang on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister arrived in Mustang to participate in an interaction programme on climate change hosted by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) under the National Trust for Nature Conservation.

Chief District Officer of Mustang, Janak Raj Pant informed that PM Dahal who arrived in Mustang this morning via Nepal Army’s helicopter will also monitor the Korala checkpoint and the flood-ravaged areas including Kagbeni.

Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to have an aerial inspection of the Korala checkpoint and the Kagbeni area ravaged by flood last July.

It may be noted that an agreement was made between Nepal and China to operate 14 trade transit points, including Korala of Mustang during the PM’s recent visit to China.

Permission cards have been distributed to over 1,000 local people from Lomanthang and Lodhekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality to allow them to enter China as part of their preparations for operating the Korala checkpoint that has remained halted for the past four years.

CPN (Maoist Centre) Mustang In-Charge Kapil Lama informed that local people are planning to discuss with the Prime Minister about erosion of the Kaligandaki river, removal of five villages of upper Mustang from the list of prohibited zone and land related problems.

Prime Minister Dahal is accompanied by Minister for Forest and Environment Dr Birendra Prasad Mahato, Bagmati province Minister for Health and Social Development Sushila Simkhada, Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development and Transport Management Resham Bahadur Jumjali and House of Representatives (HoR) member Devendra Poudel, among others.

After attending the interaction on climate change, PM Dahal will address a gathering of his party organised under the ‘Maoist transformation campaign with the people’ in Jomsom today itself.



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