Chitwan, June 15
Province capital feasibility study committee held a discussion with stakeholders in Chitwan today.
As people have been demanding that the provincial capital be shifted from Hetauda to other places such as Chitwan, Kavre or Nuwakot, the committee held a discussion with stakeholders in Chitwan.
Provincial lawmaker Krishna Khanal said Chitwan could be made the permanent capital of Province 3 as it had all the necessary infrastructure, land and transportation facilities.
Nepali Congress Chitwan President Jit Narayan Shrestha said Chitwan was suitable as it was centrally located and had good road facilities.
Educationalist Ramakanta Sapkota said Chitwan was a suitable district for the provincial capital as it has agriculture, forestry, medical and engineering colleges.
Chitwan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chair Sahanlal Pradhan argued that Chitwan was the right place for the provincial capital as there were many industries, necessary infrastructure and besides other resources.
Chitwan Chief District Officer Jitendra Basnet said that there was more than 550 bigha state-owned land in the district of which 350 bigha land was in Bharatpur Metropolitan city. Mayor Renu Dahal said that Chitwan was the alternative capital of the country and the best place for the provincial capital. District Coordination Committee Chief Krishna Kumar Dallakoti stressed that Chitwan was the right place for the provincial capital of province 3.
A version of this article appears in print on June 16, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.