HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hridayesh Tripathi today said the peace and constitution-writing processes would conclude ‘positively’ by May 27, the day the Constituent Assembly’s tenure is to expire.
Speaking at a programme organised at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works to hand over 12 vehicles donated by the Government of India to various projects in Nepal, Tripathi said, “Latest developments in the peace process have given us reason to be optimistic that the twin tasks will be completed by May 27.”
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad handed over the keys of the 12 jeeps to the Nepali officials. Seven of the vehicles will be given to the Postal Highway Project, three to Integrated Check Posts and two to border links railway projects, according to the ministry.
All of the projects are being supported by the Government of India.
Ambassador Prasad expressed hope that the vehicles would help officials better supervise and monitor the projects. “We are willing to extend development partnership with Nepal in the days ahead,” envoy Prasad further said.
“We hope that the statute-writing process will conclude on time.”
Tulasi Prasad Sitaula, secretary at the ministry, said the bilateral projects would help develop integrated customs and immigration services for smooth cross-border movement of people and goods.