NC unveils election manifesto; vows jobs to over 300,000 people

Published On: April 25, 2017 06:55 PM NPT By: Bal Krishna Adhikari

KATHMANDU, April 25: As the date of local level elections fast approaching, Nepali Congress (NC) has come up with an ambitious plan to provide employment to over 300,000 people every year.

President Sher Bahadur Deuba made the party’s election manifesto public targeting the upcoming local-level elections at the central party headquarters in Sanepa on Tuesday.

Unveiling its manifesto, the NC has mentioned that it has planned to attract foreign investment of minimum Rs 100 billion every year to achieve double digit GDP growth.

Similarly, the manifesto has also stated that it will bring down the poverty rate to 3 percent and raise the literacy rate to 95 percent.

Likewise, the NC has also planned to wipe out malnutrition and famine from the country and raise the life expectancy to 77. It has also planned to bring down the maternity death from 33 to 5 in every 1000 mothers.

In the election manifesto, the NC has promised to generate over 10,000 megawatt electricity, bring four international airports into operation and bring in over 3.2 million foreign tourists every year.

The   manifesto has also planned to make internet available in all the rural municipalities and villages and make all the houses earthquake-resistant.

Similarly, it has promised to maintain inclusive, responsible, and corruption-free governance under the parliamentary democratic political setup. 

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