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Province 1 forms Province Planning Commission

  • Human Rights activist Pyakurel picked as commission vice-chair
- LILA BALLAV GHIMIRE, RSS, Biratnagar

Oct 31, 2018-

A Cabinet meeting of the Province 1 government on Wednesday formed Province Planning Commission.

Province 1 government spokesperson and Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hikmat Kumar Karki informed that the government has decided to appoint human rights activist Subodh Raj Pyakurel as the Vice Chairman of the commission.

Likewise, the province government also decided to appoint Meena Bhandari and Purna Laksam as members of the newly formed commission.

The province 1 government spokesperson Hikmat Karki, informing about the decisions taken by the provincial government cabinet meeting, said the meeting decided to grant approval to the Province 1 Public Expenditure Standard and Austerity Directive, 2075 and the Province 1 Internal Regulation Procedures 2075.

Likewise, the province 1 council of ministers has given consent to carry ahead the Koshi Erosion Control Project and to develop Tehrathum and Phidim, the two cities under the Mid-hilly highway into new cities. The federal government has allocated Rs 170 million for this purpose.

The province government has decided to bring the physical assets under the ownership of the federal government under the purview of the province government. It also decided to approve the draft bill on establishment of the Koshi Pratisthan.

The province 1 council of ministers, likewise, approved the Province Development Volunteer Mobilization Programme-2075 and decided to bring the Rural Road Improvement Network Project based in Damak, Jhapa under the province government’s jurisdiction.

Published: 31-10-2018 15:35

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