Hetauda, June 24
Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel today said the provincial government was relentlessly working for development of quality and technical education.
Laying the foundation stone of the building to be constructed by Agriculture and Forestry University in Hetauda, Poudel clarified that there would be no compromise on imparting quality education. “Infrastructure is the most important thing for development of education,” he added.
The chief minister asked everyone not to obstruct development activities. He said construction of infrastructure should not be halted even though there was a longstanding dispute between Tribhuvan University and Agriculture and Forestry University.
Chief Minister Poudel said the forestry university could not construct new infrastructure on land belonging to Tribhuvan University due to internal dispute between the two education institutions.
“The existing buildings are on the verge of collapse,” he said, adding that he would not allow anybody under any circumstance to obstruct construction of the forestry university building.
Dean at Agriculture and Forestry University Dr Bal Ram Bhatta said the university had focused on study and research in addition to education counselling.
The dean informed that as many as 10 projects had been operated in the area. According to Dean Bhatta, a five-storeyed building with 20 rooms would be constructed on the premises of Forestry College with a budget of Rs 10 crore.
A version of this article appears in print on June 25, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.