NPC to zero in on peace, progress

Kathmandu, July 2:

Vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Jagdish Chandra Pokhrel today said the NPC would “focus” on peace and reconstruction, inclusive development and employment generation as per the common minimum programme of the eight political parties.

Dr Pokhrel said special investment would be made in sectors like roads and drinking water in the period of three years. Emphasis will also be laid on generating employment, Dr Pokhrel told an interaction at the Reporters’ Club.

“We have estimated around Rs 500 billion for the three-year interim plan,” he said, adding that some Rs 170 billion budget will be allocated for the coming fiscal year.

Dr Pokhrel said the government is committed to building infrastructure.