Nepal to join league of developing countries within three years: Minister Baskota

KAVREPALANCHOK: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has claimed, in a festival greetings exchange programme organised by Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Banepa, that Nepal would appear in the list of developing countries in the next three years.

Minister Baskota said, "Poverty has become a challenge for us. The government will be bringing programmes related to employment creation, skill development, technical education making the service sector more effective and hence reducing poverty." He added that the government would reduce poverty by 18 per cent to boost the concept of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis'.

Meanwhile, he also argued that it would be wrong to seek results from the present government in a year while no results are sought from those who ruled the country for 22 years.

The programme included the participation of state assembly member Goma Bhurtel, Mayor of Banepa Municipality Laxmi Narsingh Wade, and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Ram Hari Subedi, among others.