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Dahal assures integrated development of Chitwan

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CHITWAN — CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that an integrated development model is being prepared by incorporating Chitwan and neighbouring districts.

Speaking at an interaction programme organized by Press Centre Nepal Chitwan chapter this morning, the former prime minister said that such integrated development plan should be made by incorporating Nawalpur, Makawanpur, Dhading and Thori of Parsa district.

Saying that exemplary model of development would be carried out, the Maoist Chairman stressed on the maximum utilisation of natural resources available in the region.

Prachanda, also the Member of Parliament from Chitwan-3, said that other adjoining locations should also be taken into consideration while developing the area.

“Development model should be prepared by looking at the geo-political situation of Chitwan with Nawalpur, Makawanpur, Dhading, Thori and India,” he shared.

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Stating that consultations with leaders and intellectuals were ongoing about the development of the region, the former prime minister vowed to unveil international standard of development.

“I visit different places in Chitwan whenever I visit here. I don’t visit for relaxation rather to find out the development potentials,” he revealed the purpose of his repeated visits in his hometown Chitwan.

On the occasion, Prachanda also made his statement to completely stop the practice of land plotting.

He said discussions with Israel are going on to make model agricultural region in Chitwan based on integrated agriculture system.

Likewise, the Maoist Chairman said that positive discussions were held on Tuesday evening with a Chinese delegation to establish industries in Chitwan. He said that the Chinese investors are proposing to establish steel, iron, garment and footwear factories.

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Saying that Chitwan can be a hub for education and health, Dahal claimed he was according top priority to the concerned programmes.

Likewise, he said the police headquarters of Province No. 3 would be stationed in Chitwan while the central office of the President Chure Conservation Committee would also be established in Chitwan.

Dahal also reiterated his commitments made during the election rallies and added that some projects would be advanced in the current fiscal year while some others would get budget from the upcoming fiscal year.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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