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Government to unveil policy and program today

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled topresent the government’s policy and programs at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday.

President Bhandari will address the parliament at 4 pm today and will present the policy and programs, said the parliament secretariat.

This is the first time that the president will present government’s policy and programs after assuming office some seven months ago.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Bhim Rawal said that the policy and program will accommodate relevant issues of the current time.

He informed that the policy and programs will include issues like implementation of the constitution, preparations to hold local body elections, the post-quake reconstructions and relief distribution and providing social security to the April 25, 2015 quake victims.

He also said that other issues that will be accommodated in the policy and programs are economic prosperity, energy development, tourism promotion, commercialization of agriculture, strengthening of health facility and diplomatic relations, development of physical infrastructure, maintaining of peace and security among others.

The policy and programs was approved by the cabinet meeting on Friday.

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Finance Committee meeting deferred until 1 pm today

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KATHMANDU— The meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives that was scheduled at 9 am today has been postponed until 1 pm.

The meeting was put off for lack of a quorum, said Chairperson of committee Krishna Prasad Dahal. Until 9:30 am, only nine members of the 25-member committee were present in the meeting.

Issues relating to capital expenditures and non-budgetary release of fund were scheduled for discussion in the meeting.

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