Cabinet expansion aimed at meeting political need: Chief Minister Rai

Published On: February 17, 2022 09:18 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MORANG, Feb 17: Chief Minister at Province-1 Rajendra Kumar Rai has said the Cabinet was expanded to lessen the burden and address political needs. CM Rai argued that the previous government had not done any good work.

CM Rai was saying it while inaugurating the first Province-1 level gathering of Socialist Press Organization Nepal in Biratnagar on Wednesday. He expressed confidence that although the government expansion could cost them more, they were making efforts to increase revenue. 

He further blamed that the previous government had created a huge financial rift. Unnecessary projects would be cut down in the coming budget, according to him.

He also assured that the forthcoming session of the province government would finalize the name of the Province by forging consensus among political parties and stakeholders. Similarly, the CM informed that the space for the construction of provincial structures would be secured within the current fiscal year.

On a different note, CM Rai said the concerned ministry would allocate additional budget for the rights and career development of the media persons. He also vowed to incorporate the suggestions furnished by the media persons on the bill of provincial media foundation.

Similarly, Minister for Transport Management and Communications Upendra Prasad Ghimire said the provincial government would manage incentives to attract women and physically disabled ones towards journalism.


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