CPN MC calls for increase in Chinese investment

KATHMANDU: The CPN Maoist Centre has urged China to increase investment in physical infrastructure development in Nepal.

In a meeting with a high level delegation led by Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Wang Yang in Kathmandu today, the party pointed out the need for Chinese investment and technology for the development of Nepal, including through the belt and road initiative.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, CPN MC Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that various dimension of mutual interest and concern were discussed.

On the occasion, the party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged the Chinese delegation to take initiative to implement the agreements signed between the two countries during his premiership.

Stating that the current coalition government including his party was working to hold the provincial and federal elections following the local elections to implement the new constitution, Chairman Dahal pointed out the need for support of the Government of China to Nepal and the Nepali people.

Chairperson Dahal expressed happiness over the significant cooperation received from the Chinese government in the area of physical infrastructure development put forth by the government.

On the occasion, Chairperson Dahal expressed confidence that further cooperation and investment would come from China in coming days, shared Spokesperson Bhusal.

Meanwhile, Vice Premier Yang said that he was happy for the opportunity to visit Nepal and expressed the readiness of the Chinese government to cooperate for the economic development of Nepal.

He also expressed his confidence that the longstanding friendly relations persisting between the two countries would reach to a new height in the days to come.

The Vice Premier had appreciated the crucial role the Centre played for the development and prosperity of Nepal.

The Dahal-led government had signed the 'One Belt-One Road' project.

Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Maoist Centre leaders Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Mani Thapa, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Dev Prasad Gurung, Matrika Yadav, Agni Prasad Sapkota and Shakti Basnet and the Chinese delegation members under the leadership of Vice Premier Yang were present in the meeting.