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Country will strive on the path to rapid development: PM Oli

- Anuj Kumar Adhikari, Kathmandu

Jan 17, 2019-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the development works will gain rapid momentum from now onwards as the government remained occupied with formulating necessary laws and other necessary preparations in the past year.

Laying the foundation for proposed dry port in Chobhar of Kirtipur Municipality on Thursday, Oli said: “We had the constitution but not the necessary laws. Therefore, we spent a year in enacting necessary laws. Now we have made conducive environment for development works.”

The dry port is being constructed in 11.77 hectare land allocated by Himal Cement Factory in Chobhar with an estimated budget of Rs 1.48 billion.

During the event, the prime minister said that from now onwards Kathmandu valley won’t have to face the shortage of essentials as the dry port will house goods imported via railway from India and China at its warehouse.

The prime minister said the government is willing to listen to the grievances of local people adding that the dry port will create employment opportunities to the locals.

The locals in the area have been protesting against the government move, arguing that the construction of a dry port would degrade the natural beauty of the area and hamper various religious rituals.

Published: 17-01-2019 16:21

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