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Government decides to provide Rs. 3 b to Nepal Army for purchasing two helicopters

Kathmandu: The government has decided to provide Rs. 3 billion to the Nepal Army for the purchase of two MI-17 helicopters.

Government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav informed that today’s cabinet meeting approved the NA’s proposal for buying two helicopters. He further informed that the government has already formed a committee to look into the purchase process. According to sources the NA would be buying two 30-seater MI-17 helicopters.

Meanwhile, the cabinet decided to distribute ID cards to the families of those killed and disappeared during the Maoist insurgency.

Similarly, the cabinet meeting also decided to appoint Mukesh Dahal as the consular general for Hong Kong. Likewise, the cabinet also decided to appoint Sunil Kumar Jha and Shiva Kumar Patel as the general managers of Hetauda Cement Factory and Udaypur Cement Factory respectively.

Likewise, the cabinet decided to change the name of Sagarmatha Hospital to Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Hospital. Also, the cabinet decided to handover Rs 5 million to Film Development Fund, Rs 50 million to Poor Citizens Welfare Fund, Rs 400,000 to Marginalised, Oppressed and Dalit Welfare Development Committee and Rs 449,000 to the chairman and members of Dalit Commission.

Moreover, Minister Yadav informed that the cabinet decided to accept the loan of Rs 5.95 billion being provided by the European Investment Bank for the Seti Hydroelectricity Project.

Also, the cabinet decided to release 66 prisoners, who have already served more than 60% of their sentence to mark the upcoming Democracy Day.

Published Date: Friday, February 15th, 2013 | 09:34 AM

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