‘Donor support imperative for country’s prosperity’

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Dec 7, 2018-

Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has highlighted the need of donor support to make Nepal prosperous.

Addressing the 11th meeting of the National Executive Committee of Local Government and Community Development Programme (LGCPD)-II here on Thursday, he said there was also collaboration with donor agencies in advancing the country in the past and so it is imperative now as well to propel the country’s development.

Minister Pandit said the government would address any problems facing the donor agencies while working in Nepal. “The programme would help strengthen capacity of people’s representatives of the province and local levels,” he said, adding that the programme would be helpful in advancing the campaign of prosperous ‘Nepal and happy Nepali’.

Speaking at the event, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Secretary Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said the new project; Province and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) to replace LGCPD would also contribute to establish smooth, sustainable, inclusive and public accountable governance system at province and local levels.

Ministry Spokesperson Suresh Adhikari said the programme would hone capacity of the provinces and local level governments thereby making the public service and development management effective.

Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elizabeth von Capeller said the programme would contribute much to the governance and community development of Nepal.

The government is implementing the PLGSP at province and local levels from January 2019 with the support of donor agencies including Norway, European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the DFID.

Budget amounting to Rs 13 billion has been appropriated for the programme that would be executed until July 15, 2023.

Published: 07-12-2018 07:31

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