We won’t allow to cut down trees until DPR prepared: CM Raut

Published On: September 28, 2018 03:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRGUNJ, Sept 28: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut has stated that his government will not allow to cut down trees for the construction of Nijgadh International Airport until the Detailed Project Report (DPR) is prepared.

Inaugurating ‘Green Province Campaign’ at Sabaiya Forest in Parshagadhi Municipality today, CM Raut said that if the trees were cut down before the DPR, the land mafia would misuse it.

“The Province 2 government will not allow cutting down trees until the DPR of proposed airport is prepared,” said CM Raut, adding, “DPR is not ready, yet the land mafia are lobbying hard to cut down the trees.”

He asserted that the central government has to coordinate with the provincial government and take permission before initiating any works within the province with the federalism already in place.

Under the Green Province Campaign, the Province 2 government has planted a total of 50,000 saplings in all the eight districts on Friday.

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