CM Shah urges NPC to put Sudurpaschim in special priority in coming budget

Published On: May 23, 2023 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 23: A delegation led by Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah, held a meeting with Vice Chairperson of National Planning Commission, Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha, at the Commission's Secretariat in Singha Durbar, today.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Shah requested Shrestha to put Sudurpaschim Province in special priority in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. He drew the Commission's attention, stating that Sudurpaschim Province is behind even after having immense potential. 

On the occasion, Vice Chairman Shrestha shared that the compulsion of knocking the door of Singha Durbar to ask for a budget has now ended.

Mentioning that the policies and programmes brought by the government for the coming fiscal year has incorporated Sudurpaschim province, he made assurance that priority would be given in the budget of the coming fiscal year.

"We all have to know that plans for Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces should be made by Sudurpaschim and Karnali themselves. Plans of Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces should not be made in Singha Durbar", added the Vice-Chair Shrestha.

The delegation comprised CM Shah, Speaker Bhim Bahadur Bhandari, leader of main opposition party, Rajendra Singh Rawal, and ministers.



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