KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the Nepal government’s policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2076/77 BS (2019-2020) before a joint session of the Federal Parliament on Friday. The government unveiled made its policies and programmes with a commitment to upgrade the country to a middle income state by 2022. For the purpose, the government prepared 25-year long term plan. The policies and programmes have incorporated the commitment to accelerate the infrastructure development with timely completion. The investment to this end would be made through collective efforts of private, public and government. A coordination mechanism among the three tier of government, land use policy, completion of the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport by 2019 will be implemented. Similarly, the construction of railway to link Kathmandu with India and China would begin within two years. Construction work of Nijgadh International Airport would be accelerated soon and mid hill highway and postal highway completed immediately. The policies and programmes have also prioritized industrialization and mine excavation.
(President Bidya Devi Bhandari unveils policy and programme of the government at the Parliament meeting, on Friday, May 3, 2019. Photo: RSS)
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