KATHMANDU, May 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the demands put forth by the people affected by the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Kanchanpur would be addressed.
During a meeting with a delegation of the reserve-affected people at his official residence in Baluwatar today, the PM assured the delegation that land would be provided as compensation for their land acquired for the reserve.
He also issued the necessary directives to the bodies concerned regarding this. The delegation called on the Prime Minister to draw his attention to the problems, rehabilitation and management of the people affected by the reserve.
In the meeting, the PM gave assurances for keenly resolving the problem, said Om Bikram Bhat, Sudurpaschim Provincial Assembly member and CPN (Maoist Center) leader who was present in the meeting.
Leaders and cadres of various political parties, including Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud, from Kanchanpur, and the reserve-affected people were present on the occasion.
"The Prime Minister has shown interest in resolving the problems. We are hopeful the demands of the victims of the reserve would be addressed," Bhat said.