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Newly appointed minister Pun commits for energy development

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KATHMANDU — Newly appointed minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has made commitment to take all possible efforts for the development of energy sector in the country, terming the energy sector as the major basis for country’s economic prosperity.

Assuming the office this evening after his appointment, Pun said that he would implement the plans of actions of erstwhile governments and ministers in letter and spirit.

He also vowed to control dillydallying and irregularities in the projects of national pride under his ministry.
Meanwhile, newly appointed Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang pledged to make laws needed as per the spirit of the constitution.

Assuming his office in the Ministry of Law this evening, Minister Tamang said that priority would be given to the task of law formulation required as per the spirit of the constitution.

Likewise, Minister for Agriculture, Land Reforms and Cooperative Chakrapani Khanal said that he would unveil self-reliant agricultural plans for the development of agriculture sector to ensure prosperity in the country.

Assuming his office this evening, Khanal said that a huge amount of money has been used to import goods for our failure to develop agriculture sector properly.

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Similarly, Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet assumed office this evening after his appointment to the minister.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet said that his major priority was to work not to degrade the environment.
“Better performers would be supported and wrongdoers would be booked,” he said.

Furthermore, Minister for Drinking Water Bina Magar assumed the office today itself.

Assuming the office, Minister Magar vowed to work to provide direct benefit to the people as per the nation’s want.
Likewise, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth pledged to work to meet the commitments made before the people.

Assuming his office this evening, Minister Mahaseth said that he would reward the better performer and directed the officials to work for the interests of the country and people.

Similarly, newly appointed Minister for Education and Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel assumed his office this evening.

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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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