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Candidates unanimous on Dang as the Capital of Province 5




DANG — The candidates from Dang constituency-2 — speaking in a program organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Dang in Ghorahi on Sunday — have said they are agreed on making Dang as the capital of Province 5 and for its economic prosperity.

Candidate of the Nepali Congress for the House of Representatives election, Raju Khanal said that the Nepali Congress was committed to making Dang as the province capital.

He added that he had been very conscious about the physical infrastructure development in Dang from the time he was the lawmaker from the district.

He said his party has taken the initiatives for construction of roads, setting up a medical college, expansion of drinking water and irrigation facilities and re-operation of the airport in connection with preparing the infrastructures to develop Dang as the province capital.

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CPN (Maoist Centre) leader and candidate for the House of Representatives election from the constituency, Krishna Bahadur Mahara said Dang would be the province capital.

“There is no doubt that Dang would be made the province capital. It is only a matter of when it will be declared,” he said. He said he has talked about this matter with UML chairman KP Oli, Maoist Centre chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Leader Mahara spelled out his plan of developing this area through tourism by expanding road connectivity from Lumbini to Rara.

Candidate of the Province Assembly constituency 2 (1), Shanker Pokharel vowed to work vigorously for making Dang the province capital.

He claimed that Dang was appropriate for province capital from the security, climate, geographical, availability of public land and human settlements aspects.

He stressed the need of developing Nepalgunj Kohalpur area as a industrial corridor and Butwal Bhairahawa area as tourism area.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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