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Nepal Army to get Rs 850 million to construct houses in Bara, Parsa

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to assign the task of constructing the houses for the windstorm affected households in Bara and Parsa districts to the Nepal Army. The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to provide over Rs 846 million to construct 1,453 houses in these districts.

According to the government Spokesperson Gokul Prasad Banskota, the NA will complete the construction before rainy season.

Budget information system from all 7 States

The meeting also decided to implement the budget preparation information system to ensure the uniformity in pre-budget preparations in the federal and State levels, Spokesperson Baskota added. He further shared that the budget modality would be of similar kind with the implementation of the system.

Similarly, the Cabinet meetings held on April 18 and 23 took the decision to accept Rs 2.65 billion grant to be provided by the World Bank for School Area Development programme.

The acquisition of land at Deudi-Katunje section of Nuwakot district is allowed for the construction of roadway as part of the Mid Hill Highway. Similarly, use of forest area for the construction of Seti Khola Small Hydropower Project is allowed by the government.

A programme named ‘scaling up nutrition global gathering’ would be organized in coming October.

Moreover, some Rs 16.80 million to be provided by Chinese government will be accepted. The Department of Custom is authorized to sign an agreement with the Chinese Department of Customs on the assistance relating to customs. Similarly, the concerned government bodies are given authority to sign an agreement with the Chinese government on excavation in the places of archaeological and cultural importance and control of smuggling. The agreement to this would be held during ongoing China visit of the President, according to Minister for Communications and Information Technology.

Vice President Pun’s visit to Austria approved
Moreover, the government has approved Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun’s visit to Austria from May 26 to 31.
Vice President Pun is leaving for Austria, leading a Nepali delegation to participate in an international summit on climate change. Four Nepali delegates from the Nepali Embassy in Austria’s Vienna would also accompany the Vice President for the summit.
The government has recalled Ambassador to Qatar Prof Ramesh Prasad Koirala, according to a press statement released by the Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology.
The government decisions also include approval to present bills made to amend and integrate the laws related to environment and bill made to amend the Plant Conservation Act 2064 before the parliament.
Custom duty has been exempted heavily for the import of 70 ambulances by the State 1, 10 ambulances by Karnali State, and 16 ambulances by Far West State. The ambulances will be distributed to the government health facilities.

Published Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 09:35 AM

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