KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The agitating Federation of Contractor's Association Nepal (FCAN) on Monday staged a sit-in in front of the Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar.
Objecting to some of the provisions of the recently-issued Public Procurement Regulations-2076, the contractors staged the sit-in wearing black armbands.
The contractors have put forth their 25-point demand before the government. The demands include extending contracts to development projects.
FCAN Chairperson Rabi Singh said that they are forced to launch an agitation after the government failed to honor the commitments made in the past. "PM KP Sharma Oli himself had vowed to fulfill our demands," Singh told reporters.
He warned the government of halting the construction of development projects if their demands were not met. "We will boycott the government biddings if our demands are not met as per the previous understanding reached with the prime minister," Singh added.