Promises to keep
The Maoist-led government seems to be doing its best to create a safe and favourable investment climate.
However, ground reality belies Maoist claims. More than six months have passed since the formation of the CA but it seems to be making no headway towards fulfilling its major task —
the framing of a new constitution. Many industries in Tarai are being closed down owing to threats from criminal groups. The law and order situation in other areas of the country is not very encouraging either. Will the government be able to live up to its promises if it doesn’t act soon?
T G Ramaswamy, Hetauda
This is in reference to the news report “Trade, transit, terror top agenda” (THT, Nov. 13). Prime Minister Prachanda’s recent visit to New Delhi has generated a lot of interest and is
expected to yield concrete benefits for the country.
It is heartening to learn that Prachanda has been able to persuade the Indian government to invest in hydel projects. The Indian government has rightly expressed its readiness to support Nepal in all possible ways.
Bibek Sharma, Mandikatar, Kathmandu
The rapid increase in population has led to unmanaged urbanisation and pollution in the capital. However, the authorities have failed to devise effective measures for the management
of solid waste. This is mostly due to the lack of awareness among the public. Waste management would be a lot easier if garbage was categorised. The degradable wastes can be deposited in landfill sites while non-degradable wastes such as plastic bags and bottles could be recycled. This would not only ease pressure on landfill sites but also yield
commercial benefits. The government should launch mass awareness campaigns in order to educate the people about the adverse impact of non-degradable wastes on the environment.
Sandep Poudel, Kathmandu
This is in reference to the letter “No outcome” (THT, Nov. 13). I fully agree with the writer’s view that most of the NGOs across the country have been run as close-knit family businesses and are purely driven by financial motives. Though the NGO sector has flourished over the years, the people they are supposed to serve have hardly been known to enjoy the benefits. The government must make it obligatory for the NGOs to make their activities transparent.
Sandeep Pokharel, Kalanki, Kathmandu
Apropos of the news report “Maoist victims resort to Satyagraha” (THT, Nov. 12), it is sad that the Maoist-led government has not been able to return the properties seized during the
insurgency. The Maoists have time and again promised that the seized properties would be
returned to their rightful owners, but have failed to live up to their promises.
Moreover, internally displaced people have not been able to return to their villages. Criminal
activities have also been on the rise. The government seems to be showing signs of failing to deliver on its promises.
Sashank Sharma, Baneshwor, Kathmandu