KATHMANDU: The government has decided to hold election to the National Assembly members on January 23. Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, shared this information while making public decisions of recent Cabinet meetings.
Similarly, the government is to recommend the President to summon the meeting of both parliaments for December 20. The Cabinet also decided to appoint Anil Pokhrel from Biratnagar as Executive Chief of National Disaster Reduction and Management Authority.
Also the Spokesperson of the government, Minister Banskota said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been directed to take initiative to garner support for Nepal as it would vie for temporary member of the UN Security Council for 2037/38.
The government has accepted the soft loan and technological grants of Rs 63 million US dollars for Bagmati riverine project to be provided by Asian Development Bank. The soft loan of Rs 21.44 billion will be accepted for upgradation of Prithvi Highway. The amount will be provided by ADB.
Moreover, a talk team will be formed to receive the loan of Rs 12.52 billion from European Investment Bank for upgrading of electricity distribution and expansion project. Even the loan amount- Rs 5.65 billion for rural enterprises financing project and equal amount for food safety and agriculture commercialization- to be provided by ADB will be accepted.
The grants of some Rs one billion to be provided by Swiss government will be accepted for State Aid Program (first phase, State 1). The Cabinet meeting also decided to receive two sky truck aircrafts provided as assistance by the friendly country USA for Nepal Army.
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