Cabinet approves fast track construction procedure

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Council of the Ministers on Thursday approved the procedure regarding the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track within the stipulated time.

The government earlier had decided to give the responsibility of constructing the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to the Nepal Army.

The meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singhdurbar took this decision, government's spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said.

According to spokesperson Karki who is also the Finance Minister, the meeting has also formed a dialogue committee under the convenorship of the joint secretary at the Finance Ministry to receive $ 150 million as the soft loan to be provided by the Asian Development Bank for urban development projects.

Similarly, the meeting has also promoted joint secretary Kiran Regmi to the post of the secretary, deputing the newly promoted secretary at the Ministry of Health.