Dream of prosperity not so far: PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that it would not take a long time for Nepalis to materialise the dream of transforming the nation into a prosperous one.

During a meeting today with a team of editors of the national broadsheet at his official residence, Baluwatar, the Prime Minister remarked that the government would not take much time to realise the "vision of prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali".

"We have seen indications that Nepal would meet the United Nations-set sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030," he said, insisting on the need of making the State mechanisms efficient to meet the target.

As he said, Nepal's bureaucracy is archaic and he is working to make changes and reforms to it.

He took the time to say that laws and bills presently drawing larger public concerns would be amended on the basis of necessity and meaning if any weaknesses were traced. He further underlined the need of making BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation) more effective.

"Our role regarding BIMSTEC will not be just ritualistic, but we ensure the effective presence."

He called on the editors present to write whatever they see, whatever they feel, but warned them their writings should not cause frustrations among the people.