Govt will fulfill all reasonable demands: PM

Kathmandu, May 14

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said there was no need for parties to launch an agitation as the government was ready to fulfill all reasonable demands of agitating groups and communities.

Inaugurating the 26th anniversary of Youth Association Nepal here today, PM Oli said, “Reasonable demands of all would be met. So, there is no need for parties to launch protests. Disgruntled parties should come forward for talks with the government and articulate their views.”

The prime minister said the government had brought its policy and programme with special focus on infrastructure development and economic progress. He stated that although a study carried out by engineers showed that 80 VDCs could not be linked by roads, work had begun to link the rest of the VDCs across the country with roads within two years.

“The government will build the Kathmandu-Kerung railway which will reduce the time required to transport goods from China to Nepal. We will also widen the east-west highway and also speed up construction of the Mid-hills Highway,” he said. He asserted that the government was preparing to bring budget aimed at reducing poverty. He said the scheme of providing collateral-free loans to youths against their academic certificates would help create self-employment opportunities.

YAN president Rajiv Pahari, vice-president Dil Kumari Panta and general secretary Kiran Poudel urged the government to bring programmes aimed at creating employment opportunities. A variety of cultural programmes were held during the youth festival that was organised on the occasion of the YAN Inception Day.