Mega grant for waste disposal

Kathmandu, October 23:

Batdelger Luuzan, UNDP’s PPP policy specialist in Asia Pacific Region PPP Service Delivery (PPPSD) has granted $200,000 to Biratnagar Sub-Municipality for solid waste management. The announcement was made on the clsoing day of the Public-Private Partnership symposium here.

With the grant money, existing PPP arrangement in the municipality will be upgraded and innovative features added to activities of Biratnagar Sub- Municipality.

The two-day symposium was organized by the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD), Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and UNDP.

The objective was to hold detailed discussions with six ministries on the importance of PPP and its application in the ministries, viz Tourism, Infrastructure Development, Education, Health, Local Development, Education and Agriculture.

“The government’s ambitions to triple income levels within 10 years, generate 10,000 MW of power and establish double digit economic growth needs private investment and entrepreneurship,” said UNDP Resident Representative Robert Piper.

Meanwhile, 12 Nepali governement officials from the Ministries of Finance, Industry and Commerce and Supplies, National Planning Commission and Department of Inland Revenue will leave for the Republic of Korea tomorrow to attend an economic development strategy training programme organised by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) from October 23 to November 8 at the Asia Pacific Cooperation Academy (APCA), Kangwon National


The aim of the training is to support capacity building for poverty reduction, environmentally sustainable economic development and mutual and cooperation between Korea and Nepal.