KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The National Assembly meeting on Monday endorsed the 'Martyr Dashrath Chand Health Science University Bill, 2080 BS'.
The Minister of State for Education, Science, and Technology, Pramila Kumari, proposed the meeting to pass the bill, highlighting the government's objective to ensure quality health services for citizens through the establishment of the university.
Prior to this, various lawmakers took part in the deliberations on the bill and in response to their queries, State Minister Pramila Kumari said the bill aimed to provide quality medical education and healthcare facilities, particularly focusing on the Sudur Paschim Province.
Madan Kumari Shah (Garima), Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa (Parbati), Yubraj Sharma, Suresh Ale Magar, and Kamala Panta contributed to the deliberations.
Furthermore, the meeting unanimously accepted a proposal to amend some acts related to preventing money laundering and promoting a business-friendly atmosphere in the country.
The proposal was tabled by Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, Dhan Raj Gurung.
Bhagawati Neupane, Dr Bimala Rai Poudyal, Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa (Parbati), Radheshyam Paswan, Bhairav Sundar Shrestha, Tulasa Kumari Dahal, Ramchandra Ray and Devendra Dahal took part in the deliberations,
In response to queries raised during the deliberations on the proposal, the Minister said the bill aimed to strengthen laws against financial crimes. Besides, it is expected to be helpful in promoting financial transparency, building an investment-friendly atmosphere and establishing good governance, according to him.
Minister Pramila Kumari said that the bill is proposed to discourage illegal financial practices such as the Hundi business, transactions involving crypto currency, and activities related to terrorism.
During the meeting, Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee President, Prakash Panth, tabled the committee's annual reports for the fiscal years 2079-80 BS (2022-23).
The National Assembly shall meet again at 1:01 pm on coming Sunday, February 18.