NEW YORK—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constitution of Nepal consolidates democratic policy, embodies rights and freedoms. On Friday, addressing the 73rd United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), the PM said that separation of power, checks and balances, rule of law, independence of judiciary, periodic elections, inclusive and proportional representation are defining features of the Constitution of Nepal.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PM said that Nepal accomplished implementing Constitution through free, fair and impartial elections with record turnout of people from all section of our society. “The election brought 41% of women into elected bodies. We remain committed to bridging gap of the remaining 9 percent ,” PM Oli added.
Likewise, the PM stated that we have laid the foundation towards creating an egalitarian and just society where all citizens are treated equally and receive equal protection and opportunities.
On the occasion, PM Oli said Nepal has undergone historic political transformation since 2006 and we steered a uniquely successful home-grown, nationally led and owned peace process through dialogue and deliberations, mutual respect and accommodation.
Regarding Nepal’s vision for ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali, PM Oli shared that it will be realized with right mix of prudent utilization of natural resource and the optimal mobilization and management of human resource that we are endowed with.
“Our foreign policy guides us to maintain amity with all and enmity with none. It has shaped our independent outlook on global issues which we consider on merit basis,” PM Oli said.
According to the PM, challenges ranging from poverty, terrorism, climate change, food insecurity, forced displacement and natural disasters to arms race continue to confort the global community. Intra-sate conflicts have taken heavy toll on million of lives.
Arguing that we must ensure that the voice of the people struggling for their rights, liberty, freedom and justice in various parts of the world, including Syria, Yemen, Palestine and many other places must be addressed, PM Oli went on to say that development in LDCs appears dismal despite a record performance of global economy.
Similarly, PM Oli said that Nepal’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights is total and unflinching and we hold that development, democracy and respect for human rights as interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
The PM said that 21st century history should not be as a history of confrontation and conflict; of poverty, exclusion and under-development; of injustice and exploitation adding that 21st century’s history should be that of cooperation and harmony; of prosperity, inclusion and development; and of justice and fairness, said PM Oli.
Beni-Lovely Hill trekking route construction begins
BENI- The construction of a trekking route from Myagdi district headquarters, Benibazaar, to tourism site, Lovely Hill, has begun.
The Beni Municipality, Myagdi Overseas Nepali Association and Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry had signed a tripartite agreement for the construction of the trekking route.
The trekking route is expected to facilitate tourists to reach to the tourism site, Lovely Hill, located at Beni Municipality-2.
Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice-Chair Rajesh Shakya shared that the construction of the trekking route connecting Handebhir of Beni to Lavely Hill has begun from Sunday.
A total cost of Rs 7.8 million is estimated fort he construction of the trekking route with 1.7 metre of breadth. The construction is expected to be completed within three months.Follow @gorkhapost