Locals concerned over stalled government project in Rajbiraj

Rajbiraj, December 7

Locals have formed a pressure committee expressing concern about the inordinate delay in the construction of Ramraja Prasad Singh Academy of Health Sciences in Rajbiraj of Saptari.

At a public gathering organised in Biraul of Rajbiraj, a 121-member public pressure committee, to be led by social activist Sukharan Yadav, was formed.

“It would be great to have the proposed facility built here, but work regarding the same hasn’t started, which is unfortunate,” said then Dighawa VDC chairperson Bhupendra Yadav, calling on all and sundry to rise above partisan interest to help materialise the proposed facility.

Pressure committee coordinator Yadav pledged support for the project and sought cooperation from all.

The process of construction of Ramraja Prasad Singh Academy of Health Sciences had started after Rajbiraj Municipality decided to provide 61 bigha land in Biraul of Ward Number 10. Following the decision of the municipality, a seven-member committee formed by the government inspected the proposed site and submitted a report to the government in April this year.

An office for the construction project was also set up in Rajbiraj in July, which had started its work.But, the construction process came to a halt after Rajbiraj Municipality decided to give away part of the land pledged for the proposed facility to Global Multiple Cooperative, to set up an agriculture market there.

At today’s meeting, chairperson of the cooperatives and the pressure committee coordinator Yadav, however, clarified that the decision to set up a market for local agriculture products at the proposed site had by no means thwarted the government project.

“If we’re the reason why the construction of Ramraja Prasad Singh Academy of Health Sciences has been stranded, let me declare it from here today itself that our cooperative won’t come in the way of the government project,” Yadav said.