'Supplies ministry will adopt zero tolerance against corruption'

Published On: March 5, 2018 03:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Newly appointed Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav, has said that he would adopt a zero-tolerance policy against corruption.

Speaking at a meeting with the delegation of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) at the ministry on Sunday, Yadav said that the development of industrial sector is key to overall development of the country. He assured the CNI delegation that the ministry will foster healthy relationship among the government, entrepreneurs and trade unions for development of industrial sector.

“I would like to make a commitment that the ministry will bring an integrated plan for smooth supply of goods to consumers. The ministry will work to eradicate corruption,” he said, adding that the ministry will take stringent action against corrupt people.

Talking to the CNI delegation, Minister Yadav urged industrialists to maintain a healthy relationship with workers. “The government is always ready to work with the private sector. We expect support and cooperation from the private sector,” he added.

In the meeting, CNI President Hari Bhakta Sharma said that the private sector will extend all possible support to the government. “We have always taken the government as our guardian. The private sector is ready to work with the government,” Sharma said. 

He also said that the private sector was expecting rapid industrialization, expansion of bilateral, regional and international trade, smooth supplies of goods in the market, and reduction of trade deficit.

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