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Dahal vows to eliminate dust and mud from Kathmandu

- RAJKUMRA KARKI , Sindhuli

Co-Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has remarked that the government will eliminate dust and mud from Kathmandu within the next few months.

Speaking at the inauguration of the newly built bridge over Marin River that links ward 3 and 4 of Marin Rural Municipality in Sindhuli on Wednesday, Chairman Dahal said that he has been holding discussion with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to give momentum to development works. He said it was time the country should take a quantum leap in terms of development, and vowed to make the country prosperous by creating employment opportunities.

Chairman Dahal said the reactionary forces are hell bent on misleading the people into believing that the government has not done anything substantial even after six months have passed since it took the reins of the government. Saying that he was happy to inaugurate the bridge one and a half years before its completion deadline, Chairman Dahal said the project has given a fitting reply to the naysayers who say that the contractors and bureaucrats are always corrupt.

Dahal, whose party has been widely criticised for the failure to give impetus to many development works, announced that the government has adopted reward and punishment approach to motivate good deeds. The former prime minister also said the government will fete the contractors—Kalika,Tundi, and Rasuwa JV—for completing the construction work before the deadline.

While laying the foundation stone for the bridge in his capacity as the prime minister, Dahal had promised to reward the construction company if the bridge was completed before the deadline.

At the programme, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth said the government will build 1,000 concrete bridges, and blacktop 10,000 km roads within its five-year tenure.

Published: 2018-09-05 17:32:53