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Nepal-India relations moving ahead in new grounds: PM Oli

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BIRGUNJ — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Nepal-India relations are moving ahead in new grounds for mutual benefits.

He said so while laying a foundation stone of Garment Processing Centre in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sauraha in Jeetpur Simara Sub Metropolitan-4 in Bara district on Sunday.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of ruling CPN-UML,is set to embark on an official visit to southern neighbor on Friday (Apr 6, 2018).

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“It’s a first step for import oriented economy like Nepal towards entering into the new phase of economic prosperity,” Oli said adding, “Poverty, diseases, hunger and backwardness would be eliminated from Nepal.”

Oli further stressed, “No one can halt the path Nepal has set for prosperity.”

PM Oli said neighboring countries India, China and other nations are supporting Nepal’s path towards development and economic prosperity.

The processing centre would be built in 140 bighas of land out of 843 bighas separated for SEZ, one of the national pride projects in Bara district.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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