PM briefs House about his upcoming India visit
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday morning briefed the Parliament about his upcoming state visit to India.
While addressing the House, the Prime Minister said that his India visit would focus on strengthening the bilateral relations.
PM Dahal said that he would urge the Indian government to help complete the construction of Postal Highway at the earliest.
The construction of Postal Highway was halted owing to budget crunch and controversy surrounding the Indian contractor.
PM Dahal said that he would also hold discussion with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi regarding implementation of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Development Project and assistance for post-quake reconstruction.
The Prime Minister said that he would also raise the issues including construction of integrated check post at Birgunj and cross-border inundation.
Moreover, PM Dahal, who is also the Chairman of CPN Maoist Centre, said that he would sign no agreement with India against national interests.
During the visit, PM Dahal said that he would call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
The Prime Minister said that he would pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
PM Dahal further said that he would inspect Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Project in Himachal Pradesh and also visit Patanjali Yogpeeth and its industrial/manufacturing units in Haridwar.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Prime Minister had briefed President Bidya Devi Bhandari about his upcoming state visit to India.
Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to leave for India on Thursday and would return home on September 18.