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Infra, tourism main priorities

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Infra, tourism main priorities

Jun 27, 2014-After a gap of three years, President Ram Baran Yadav will present the policies and programmes of the government in Legislature-Parliament on Sunday in line with the 13th periodic plan.

A team headed by Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat, Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal and some secretaries at the Prime Minister’s Office are involved in drafting the document that will guide the upcoming fiscal budget.

High priority has been for completing the remaining tasks of the peace process and concluding the constitution drafting process. Top officials said local elections will be another agenda. As per the 13th plan and the national target to graduate to a developing country by 2022, the policies and programmes will aim at high economic growth.

Holding the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu will be a crucial component of the programmes. Health and education are said to receive hefty funding while Chure conservation will be taken up in the annual policies.

Speaking at a programme in the Capital on Friday, DPM Gautam said infrastructure development, tourism and agriculture will be in focus.

The policy is for creating a suitable climate for foreign investment. Economic diplomacy would be exercised to attract more aid particularly in energy, road and rail sectors, creating jobs.

Published: 28-06-2014 08:45

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