Nepal govt committed to development of Lumbini, says PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the Government of Nepal was committed to the development of Lumbini by implementing the Lumbini Development Master Plan.

Speaking at a programme organised on the occasion of 2560th Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini on Saturday, the Prime Minister said the Lumbini Development Master Plan should be taken ahead as soon as possible.

"Lumbini is not only the birth place of Lord Budhha, but also the fountain of love and compassion," he said.

He went on to say that the government had been doing its best to establish peace and prosperity in the country after last year's twin earthquakes.

Saying the unity that the people demonstrated in the wake of the devastating earthquakes was extraordinary, Prime Minister Oli maintained the post-earthquake reconstruction would be completed within five year.

"We have settled most of the political issues after the promulgation of constitution," the Prime Minister said and added that the government's topmost priority was development.

"We must move forward to change the economic landscape of the country," Oli stressed.