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Newly appointed minister Pun commits for energy development




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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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education





KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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