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Need national unity to make prosperous Nepal : VP Pun

Gorkha Post



BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has pointed out the need of national unity really in the making of prosperous Nepal.

Inaugurating the Attariya Festival in Kailali on Thursday, Vice-President Pun said all Nepali irrespective of their castes, languages and religions should dedicate their efforts towards building the nation.

“Prosperous Nepal being based on the national unity is the aspiration of entire Nepali denizens”, he said, adding, “The fair and festival have special importance in advancing national economy of the country”.

The Vice-President noted the need of paying national attention to promote culturally rich and highly potential far-west region of the country.

The all-round development of the far-west would end regional imbalance, he said, asserting that it would also help strengthen overall economic status of the country.

In course of the inauguration, the Attariya Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed Vice-President Pun with a floral garland weighing three kilograms and presented a three-charter demand to the government through him.

The three demands include expediting Geta Medical College related works, establishing industrial corridor in far-west and up-grading existing Dhangadhi airport to transform it into the international airport.

The festival organized under the aegis of Attariya Chamber of Commerce and Industry would conclude on February 28.


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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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