Govt thanks all stakeholders involved in successfully holding local level elections

Published On: May 24, 2022 12:06 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 24: The government has thanked the Election Commission (EC), political parties and voters as well as other stakeholders concerned for the successful completion of the Local Level Election, 2022. 

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on May 20 thanked all the government employees, security bodies and security personnel, the media and journalists, civil society and all other agencies for extending direct and indirect support to successfully hold the local elections. 

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said the meeting also approved the visit of a delegation led by National Planning Commission Member Dr Dil Bahadur Gurung to take part in the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific which is scheduled to be held in Bangkok of Thailand from 23 to 27 May.

The government has also decided to accept Rs 861.3 million from the Swiss Government for the reintegration of the returnee migrant workers. Furthermore, the cabinet has decided to form a talks team to receive 275 million US dollars in loan assistance from the World Bank for transportation and trade integration promotion programs in Nepal. 

The other decisions of the cabinet meeting include promoting the Armed Police Force's Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Narayan Dutta Poudel to Additional Inspector General (AIG) and DIG Basanta Kumar Lama to AIG of the Nepal Police, according to Minister Karki.

The meeting has also given permission to the Nepali delegation led by Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bharatraj Paudyal to participate in the bilateral consultation mechanism meeting with Norway and Finland to be held on June 1 and 2.

An agreement in principle has been given for the construction of Surkhet Bheriganga (Ramghat) Airport while Forest Regulation-2079 BS has been approved.



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