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Beni-Jomsom road to be shut for eight hours from Friday

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MYAGDI — Beni-Jomsom road will be shut for eight hours from Friday to accelerate the upgrading task, said the District Administration Office (DAO).

A meeting of transport entrepreneurs, local body representatives, contractors and project officials, in coordination with the DAO, held on Tuesday evening took a decision to this effect.

As per the schedule, the road section will be shut from 7:30 to 11:30 in the morning, and 2:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon.

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Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari said, “The road closure move was taken to complete the project in time.”

“The upgrading task of the 76-kilometer road was underway into various four sections for the past six months. Under the upgrading work, the road will be blacktopped,” said Indra Singh Sherchan, supervisor for the Sharma Gajurmukhi JV, one of the contractors.

Sharma United JV is working on Galeshwor-Bhurung-Tatopani road whereas Sharma Gajurmukhi JV has been contracted to reconstruct Tatopani-Kobang road section, according to a project official.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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