CM Gurung pledges prosperity in Gandaki

Pokhara, July 21

Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung today said his government was working to usher in prosperity in the province.

Addressing a programme held to make public a draft of the first five-year plan of the province, CM Gurung claimed that Gandaki Province was faring better than other provinces. He held that the province government was working with the aim of realising the national goal of ‘Happy Nepalis, Prosperous Nepal’.

CM Gurung expressed confidence that his government would spend 95 per cent of the capital expenditure budget from this fiscal. “The government spent only 66 per cent of development expense as it took time to form polices in the last fiscal. But, from this fiscal, we shall spend more than 95 per cent of the development budget,” Gurung added.

Gurung said Gandaki Province government had set immediate, mid-term and long-term goals and was working to meet them.  He claimed that the social and economic indicators were improving in the province.

Making public the draft of the first five-year plan, Gandaki Province Policy and Planning Commission Vice-chairman Giridhari Sharma said the draft was prepared after extensive consultations with experts. The draft encompasses a wide range of themes, including inclusive economic growth, poverty alleviation, tourism promotion, agriculture modernisation, solar energy and infrastructure, among others.