CHITWAN — Five one-horned rhinos, two male and three female, will be moved to Bardiya National Park from Chitwan National Park coming week.
Chief Conservation Officer of Chitwan National Park, Ramchandra Kandel, said that all arrangements for moving the rhinos to Bardiya National Park have been finished.
Two rhinos will be taken to the Mid-Western Nepal and released in the Bardiya National Park on March 2, while the remaining three will be shifted on March 6. The rhinos presently living in Kasara area of Chitwan will get new home in Babai Valley.
The total expense for the relocation of the rhinos is assessed Rs 8.3 million.
The relocation aims at maintaining the biodiversity of the rare species of rhinoceros, saving it from diseases and floods, increasing the number of productive adults and prevent in-breeding, according to Kandel.
As many as of 30 elephants and human resources will be utilized for the undertaking.
Kandel informed that 25 rhinos, 20 of them female, will be moved to Bardiya from Chitwan in three years.
Records shows that there are 29 rhinos in Bardiya on the bank of Karnali River, while five in Katariya Ghat of neighboring India.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
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Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost
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