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It was too late for Nepal’s parliament to ratify the MCC agreement: Fatima Sumar

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU:- Fatima Sumar, vice-president of the US aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), said it was too late for Nepal’s parliament to ratify the MCC agreement.

Speaking at a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday, she said the agreement, which should have been passed two years ago, had not been passed yet.

She also said that Nepal’s parliament should give a quick solution to the MCC agreement. Vice President Sumar also expressed hope that the MCC agreement would now be passed by the Parliament of Nepal.

She had come to Kathmandu last Thursday to take initiative for the passage of the MCC agreement. He met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, former Prime Ministers KP Sharma Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Dr. She met Baburam Bhattarai, Ministers Janardan Sharma, Pampha Bhusal, and others.

The MCC agreement was signed with the United States for a grant of US 50 million for the construction of power transmission lines and roads in Nepal. But work has not started since the agreement was not passed by parliament.

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