Lekhak stresses road connectivity with India and China

BIRGUNJ: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak has said increasing road connectivity with China and India would enhance Nepal's economic prosperity.

Inaugurating the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday, he underlined the need for increased investment from the private sector for economic development.

The Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport pledged that he would forward a proposal to the government for making Birgunj as a transport zone.

He also added that 84 percent of the contracting works have been completed for the construction of the Postal Highway, the backbone for the economic development of the Tarai Madhes.

Meanwhile, he also stated that the government has registered the constitution amendment bill in the parliament aimed at resolving the Madhes problem and also expressed the confidence the constitution would be amended incorporating the sentiments of the people of the Tarai Madhes.

Similarly, Nepali Congress central member Farmullah Mansur, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Pashupati Murarka among other speakers urged the government to be more serious regarding the economic development of Birgunj.