Procurement costs govt dear

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 11:

A huge chunk of money has been spent on public procurement for the past several years. There are problems on the part of development projects procurement ‘plan and implementation’ which needs effective and timely reform, experts commented here today.

According to a statement issued by the Nepal Administrative Training Academy (NATA), the project cost has been increasing but at the same time they are not completed in time.

With the assistance of the World Bank (WB), the government is working to improve on public procurement system and institutional reform.

Experts have stressed on the need to enhance skills of staff involved in public procurement system for which training is inevitable, read the statement. However, Auditor General’s office has also been conducting such training programmes. Executive Director of NATA Gopal Jung Rayamajhi highlighted importance of training programmes.