Gandaki provincial government demands additional budget

Published On: November 13, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica

GANDAKI, Nov 13: The Gandaki provincial government has drawn the attention of the federal government to allocate additional budget to implement projects that have been affected due to lack of budget.

A delegation led by Chief Minister of the province Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel met with Finance Minister of the federal government Janardan Sharma and drew the minister's attention on the matter. Sharma was in Pokhara to attend various official functions. 

On the occasion, Chief Minister Pokharel urged Finance Minister Sharma to allocate an additional budget to implement development projects as the government he said is facing difficulties due to lack of sufficient budget. 

The Chief Minister Pokharel also demanded a budget to construct a tunnel way stretching approximately eight kilometers along the Dumkibas-Tribeni road. 

A detailed project report to construct a Province Assembly building has been ready and the provincial government expects Rs 750 million in assistance from the federal government to develop the project, according to Chief Minister Pokharel. 

Stating that the federal government has a limited budget at this time, Finance Minister Sharma in response said that the federal government is sensitive toward managing the budget for the provincial government to implement its development projects.

(With inputs from RSS)

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