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Government unveils 100-day report card

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 14

The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government today unveiled its 100-day report card, claiming that its major successes were holding the second phase of elections and ensuring the participation of Madhesi political parties in the third phase of local elections.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara said the incumbent government’s performance should be judged in terms of implementation of the new constitution and holding all elections in time.

After assuming office on June 7, 2017, PM Deuba had prioritised eight tasks, including holding the second phase of local level elections on time.

Minister of Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet unveiled the government’s report card.

According to the report card, the government has been able to successfully hold local level elections and announce dates for elections of the Legislature Parliament and regional assemblies.

The government has also successfully determined the number of both federal and provincial constituencies, besides ensuring the passage of necessary laws for elections.

Minister Basnet said the government had achieved positive results in relation to the priorities it had set as a result of which people’s confidence in the government had increased. He said the government also succeeded in promoting consensus and collaboration among political parties. He also said that economic indicators were positive and there was significant improvement in the law and order situation. The government stated it monitored the market 5,487 times in 100 days and had taken action against black-marketeers.


Achievements claimed

  • Successful second-phase local elections
  • Constitution-amendment bill presented in Parliament
  • Fixed dates for federal and provincial elections
  • Determined the number of federal and provincial constituencies
  • Adopted election-related laws
  • Disaster management, relief for flood-victims
  • High-level visits, boosting bilateral ties
  • Signing of important agreements
  • Intensified reconstruction activities
  • Implemented the budget by endorsing major budget-related bills
  • Approved the SEZ Regulation
  • Completed power transmission lines
  • Approved National Urban Development Strategy
  • Repaired and maintained road
  • Monitored national pride projects
  • Accelerated reconstruction efforts – 47,6,13 houses constructed
  • Strengthened relations with foreign countries, including the neighbours
  • Completed construction of 47,613 private houses out of 123,520 houses being constructed
  • Disbursed Rs 977 million through district administration offices as daily allowances for provided to floodvictims

 


A version of this article appears in print on September 15, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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