PM Koirala lauds WB supports in development
KATHMANDU: Visiting Vice President of the World Bank (WB) for South Asia Region Philippe Le Houérou held a meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his office in Singha Durbar on Thursday.
Prime Minister Koirala appreciated continuing WB support in development activities of Nepal in various sectors including health, education and drinking water among others, a press statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) said.
He said that Nepal has attached special importance to cooperation extended by WB.
Prime Minister Koirala urged the WB representative to continue its support to Nepal.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister assured Houérou of a new constitution within in a year.
“The government is committed to conduct local body elections within next six months as the money allocated to the local bodies was wasted like anything,” the release quoted Koirala as saying.
Koirala shared his hope with Houérou that the nation would become prosperous in the next 10 years by promoting hydropower, agriculture and tourism.
Stating that the people are interested in infrastructure and socio-economic development, he said that it is urgent to accelerate the development activities in the country.
During the meeting, WB Vice President said he was hopeful of the WB’s partnership in Nepal’s development under PM Koirala-led government, the press statement stated
He said that Nepal has remarkable human resources and that the country could collect benefits through its proper development.