Nembang calls for consensus

Kathmandu, May 13:

Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subas Chandra Nembang today urged political parties to forge consensus as the country was heading through challenging times.

Inaugurating a seminar titled ‘Converging Development Vision with Reality: Engineers’ Leadership’, Nembang said the state of the country being run by a caretaker government should end soon. “The CA has a crucial role in forming the government, but continued disruption of the parliament has been impeding the process,” he added. He called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to take an initiative to form a new government. “The PM should talk to the parties for the sake of writing the constitution on time,”

Nembang said. He also urged the engineers to participate in the constitution making process.

Shambhu KC, general secretary, Nepal Engineers’ Association, said around 1,000 engineers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal were likely to participate in the three-day convention. He said the engineers had tried to make the convention different this time by focussing on policy issues rather than technical ones. Participating experts would be presenting 42 papers on subjects such as policy transformation, sustainable development and governance, three of which will be presented in the regional seminar of Federation of Engineering Institute of South and Central Asia.

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav stated in a note sent to the seminar delegates that human resource was Nepal’s great strength, while its management and mobilisation a great challenge.