GANDAKI, May 20: The policies and programs announced for the coming fiscal year 2080-81 by the federal government on Friday have included various projects and schemes to be carried out in Gandaki province.
The policies and programs presented by President Ram Chandra Paudel at the joint meeting of both the houses of the Federal Parliament states that the Gorakhkali rubber industry will be revived while the construction of Budhi Gandaki hydropower project will be expedited.
The government had already announced plans to construct the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project with its own investment. The 1,200 megawatt project to be built on the Budhi Gandaki river on the border of Gorkha and Dhading districts had remained in a limbo for many years.
During his statement in the Parliament, President Paudel mentioned that the Gorakhkali Rubber Industry in Gorkha will be brought back into operation along with Hetauda Textile Industry and Butwal Spinning Mill.
Gorakhkali Rubber Industry is the only tire industry to be operated in Nepal.
Likewise, the policies and programs state that a high-level study committee will be formed to study the operation, shutting down, integration or management of industries that have been closed and are running in a poor state for a long time.
A scheme has been introduced to establish a museum in Gorkha reflecting the culture and identity of all ethnic groups of Nepal.
Similarly, the underground electricity distribution system will be expanded in major cities including Pokhara.