LUMBINI: Three newly appointed ministers in the Lumbini Province government took oath of office and secrecy today before Province Chief Dharmanath Prasad Yadav.
The Province Chief administered oath to Minister for Health and Population, Bhoj Prasad Shrestha, Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Chet Narayan Acharya, and Minister for Education and Social Development, Dharma Bahadur Lal Shreewastav, in the presence of Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel. The Chief Minister on Tuesday reconstituted the Province Council of Ministers constituted on Sunday in accordance with the Article 168(1) of the constitution and inducted the three new ministers into his government.
Similarly, a meeting of the Council of Ministers held today decided to reschedule the Investment Summit for upcoming November 13-14. Earlier the event was scheduled for May 20-21. Originally, the event was planned for last year and was put off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said government spokesperson Baijanath Chaudhary.
More, the meeting agreed to release Rs 7.9 million for carrying out anti-Covid responsive works in all 12 districts in the province. According to Economic Affairs and Planning Minister Chaudhary, the budget will be send to the District Disaster Management Committees to build holding centers along the border areas and take other preventive measures against the virus.
As he said, Rupandehi and Banke are to receive Rs one million each while Kapilvastu Rs 800 thousand, Nawalparasi ( Bardghat Susta Paschim), Dang, and Bardiya Rs 700 thousand each and Rukum East, Rolpa, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi and Palpa Rs 500 thousands each.
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