Nepal | January 19, 2021

‘Postal Highway crucial for development of Madhes’

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI
Share Now:

CHANDRAUTA, JANUARY 7

Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Shankar Pokhrel has said the prime minister took the decision to go to the people by dissolving the House of Representatives after visualising the crisis in the country.

Inaugurating the Regional Transport Office constructed at Kapilvastu today, the CM suggested that the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction should join the election campaign. Pokhrel also said the Postal Highway would be crucial for the development of Madhes.

Stating that the Postal Highway was the top priority of the province government, the CM believed that the living standard of citizens in the province would improve after construction of the road. Pokhrel said Naumure Irrigation Project was in progress in Kapilvastu and it would address the issues of farmers.

Likewise, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Development Baijanath Chaudhary said the province government had allocated the largest amount of budget for the RTO road and completed its construction.

Chaudhary said three reservoirs would be constructed to ensure irrigation facilities in the western region of the district. He added that 54 bridges were completed in the first year of the incumbent province government, 33 in the second year and the DPR work of 273 bridges had been initiated in the current fiscal year.

Public life has become much comfortable with the widening of the Krishnanagar RTO road. The province government constructed the 11-km road with an investment of Rs 157.7 million.


A version of this article appears in print on January 08, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

PM has no right to dissolve House, SC told

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 17 Lawyers representing the petitioners that have challenged the dissolution of the House of Representatives today began pleading before the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana. Advocate Bhimarjun Acharya said the prime m Read More...

EC consults parties regarding snap polls

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 17 The Election Commission today held consultation with 11 political parties on midterm polls announced for April 30 and May 10. EC Spokesperson Raj Kumar Shrestha said Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya informed representatives of political parties about its Read More...

Valley schools reopening after 10 months

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 17 Schools across all local bodies inside Kathmandu valley have started reopening. They had been closed for at least 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, the government imposed a blanket lockdown in a bid to subdue the spread of coronavirus, which hit the Read More...

Double for Stones as Man City crush Palace to go second

MANCHESTER: Manchester City steamed into second place in the Premier League with defender John Stones scoring an unlikely double in a 4-0 demolition of visiting Crystal Palace on Sunday. Central defender Stones, closing in on 100 Premier League appearances for City, headed his first league g Read More...

Information Technology

Smart diplomacy: Needs tech-driven approach

A calling need for tech-savviness in state diplomacy with a tech-managed system has assumed diplomatic importance to promote techno-economic cooperation and trade promotion. Technical knowledge about economic and trade connections with both the developed and emerging countries would substantially he Read More...

EDITORIAL: Unresolved issues

It would be in the best interest of both Nepal and India to resolve the boundary issue amicably Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali returned home on Saturday after wrapping up his three-day visit to India, where he took part in the sixth Foreign Minister-Level Joint Commission meeting. But he could no Read More...

THT logo

P is for patience

Grief, like a violent storm, has a span. While a storm usually spends itself after an hour or two, leaving behind a trail of devastation, the intensity of grief does not peter out that quick. It lasts for several months, in some cases for years. In most such instances, one doesn’t really know how Read More...

15 held in connection with Thapa’s murder

NEPALGUNJ, JANUARY 17 Police arrested 15 persons in relation to the murder of assistant informant Prabin Thapa working at National Investigation Department, Banke. Police started an investigation taking into custody the girl Thapa was in love with. Police have not disclosed the girl’s name. Read More...