Govt forms ship office; gives approval for railway procurement

Published On: January 17, 2019 07:06 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government has decided to form ship office for the operation of the sailing vessel in the water sources of the country. Unveiling the cabinet decision, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said that the cabinet has decided to create the 16 posts for the shipping office which is established to implement the plan of cross-border trading between Nepal and India by commencing sailing vessels in Sapta Koshi River.

Likewise, the government has decided to give authority to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation for the procurement of the rail engine. This decision to obtain the railway engine through G2G level from the government of India will support the 35 km railways service from Kurtha of Janakpur to Jaynagar of India at earliest, shared government spokesperson Baskota during the regular press meet at the ministry on Thursday.

Likewise, the cabinet has decided to arrange the payment of the Minister’s salary and other incentives through the respective ministries. Earlier, the ministers used to take the salary and incentives from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, said  Minister Banskota. 

Similarly, the Minister informed the media that the cabinet approved the establishment and operation work procedure of the Prime Minister National Talent Prize Fund 2075. The fund will be some 200 thousand US dollars. The fund will be utilized to award the persons excelling in innovation, scientific research, and those contributing significantly to the national life. 

Investment summit 

The government has made preparations to organize investment summit in the country. Government spokesperson Banskota shared that government was making preparations for the summit to be organized on March 29 and 30. The summit will be an appropriate forum to invite foreign investment to materialize the government’s campaign of Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepali, Banskota added. 

Extraction of mineral and gas 

Similarly, the government has given permission to the Chinese company to explore gas and minerals in Palpa and Dailekh districts. The Cabinet has appointed Shishir Kumar Dhungana as the chairman of Employees Provident Fund. The meeting has also allocated five million rupees for the construction of cold storage at Birendra Nagar Municipality. 

The Cabinet meeting has given permission to submit the bill on Human Resources Capacity Development Academy. 


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