Preparations for first PA meeting in full swing

Janakpurdham/Hetauda, January 28

Preparations for the first meeting of provincial assemblies are in full swing at the provincial headquarters.

Work on managing infrastructure and repairs has picked up momentum for the first PA meeting.

Repair work of the building that will house the Legislature and Executive in Janakpur has been expedited after the first meeting of the PA of Province 2 was called for February 4.

Educational Training Centre will house the legislative building, Provincial Assembly Secretariat and residences of the speaker and deputy speaker. Janakpur Cigarette Factory will house the office of chief minister, his residence, ministries, and ministers’ quarters. Repair work at Janakpur Cigarette Factory has picked up pace.

Building and Urban Division Office Chief Engineer Ganga Prasad Yadav said the residence of the chief minister was being prepared by keeping four residences of factory directors in a single compound. “We shall prepare one residence for each minister,” Yadav said.

“Repairs of Educational Training Centre and Janakpur Cigarette Factory are going on with RS 70 million budget provided by the government,” Yadav said.

The estimated to cost for the Legislature, Executive and residences is Rs 550 million.

Preparation is on to shift the District Education Office into the District Livestock Office. Education Training Centre will be transferred to Saraswoti Secondary School.

The speaker and deputy speaker are expected to be elected on the same day of first PA meeting.

After the election of speaker and deputy speaker, the speaker will summon regular meeting of the Provincial Assembly. “Since the first PA meeting is drawing close, we are working on a war footing to manage the physical infrastructure,” Yadav added.

For the first meeting of Province 3 assembly slated for February 1, preparation has been accelerated at the provincial headquarters Hetauda.

After Province 3 Governor Anuradha Koirala called the first meeting for February 1, employees are working to manage the PA meeting hall. Employees are working day and night to arrange office of the chief minister and ministries. “We are working on the meeting hall for lawmakers,” Secretary Chatrubhuj Gyawali at the Office of the Governor said.

Works on painting, curtains and rostrum arrangement are in full swing. Building Technology Research and Training Centre Hetauda Chief Sudip Acharya said arrival of experienced manpower from the Parliament Secretariat at the centre had made the work very easy. Employees and chiefs of government offices in the district and security forces are actively involved in arranging the meeting hall, offices and residences.