LETTERS: OBOR and connectivity
It is great news that federal and provincial elections have been held in Nepal which is one of the beautiful countries in the world. After all, the people want to live in peace and enjoy the comfort of life. Just see this gigantic project: OBOR an acronym of One Belt, One Road. The OBOR project has been floated by China - aimed at creating the
voluminous connectivity and strengthening the economic framework among China, Eurasia, South East Asia, South Asia and Africa.
Right now the global economists and analysts have started talking about the OBOR project. The OBOR will connect the participating countries by roads, railways and maritime routes besides strengthening the infrastructure among them. Connectivity always plays a role in economic growth and the well-being of the people. As a result, the people keep on moving from one to another place. It will also open doors for economic development. The countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia have to do something seriously about the economic front and should think of establishing the greater connectivity.
Of course, great diplomacy, good relationship, cordial communications and strong strategies will go a long way in establishing the economic corridors among these growing countries.
Ultimately, such dream projects will bring in numerous job opportunities for the workforce in the continent.
p. Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai
Nepal really put on shameless performances in both the matches while playing against the UAE in the matches of the ICC World Cricket League Championship back in the Middle East. In the first match, the South Asian team suffered a 7-wicket defeat whereas in the second match, it went down to the same team by 63 runs. Both those losses were so harmful for Nepal that the team not only finished 7th in the tournament, but also lost the chance to secure its place in Division 1. It means the team is now in Division 2 and will need to play in WCL Division-II from February 8-15 which means next year. The performance of our team will certainly determine its position about whether it will become promoted or demoted or remain as usual.
Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar
I am a regular reader of your national daily since its publication. While going through the map published on the “Perspectives” supplement (THT, December 10) I found that the map shows 78 districts such as 14 districts in province number 1, eight districts in Province number 2, 13 districts in province-3, 11 districts in Province- 4, 13 in Province-5, 10 in Province-6 and nine in Province number 9, whereas there should be 77 districts only as Nawalparasi and Rukum districts have been bifurcated. I request you to make corrections.
Purna Man Shrestha, Tengal