Banke, Bardiya business community propose districts' merger into Karnali state

Published On: March 18, 2019 12:50 PM NPT

SURKHET, March 18: Business community of Banke and Bardiya districts has proposed an integration of the districts into Karnali state. The merger would boost economic development of the state, they argued at an interaction in Birendranagar among the office bearers of Surkhet and Kohalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). 

Putting his view, President of Surkhet CCI Dhan Bahadur Raut said the state carving has distanced mutual relations between Banke, Bardiya, and Karnali. But he viewed that the integration process would not be possible without a political back. "Political leaders should take the initiatives in this regard," he said. 
Likewise, President of Kohalpur CCI pointed out cultural and social relations among Banke, Bardiya, and Surkhet, but not only business ones. Narendra Sharma, member of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of state 5 called for all to come together to voice in this regard. 


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