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PM Oli launches electronic procurement system

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KATHMANDU — An electronic procurement system based on single portal has been launched in the country for the first time aimed at making procurement process objective, transparent and convincing.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today launched the system in the midst of a program organised by the Public Procurement Monitoring Office and opined for leading the country on the way to forward utilizing such electronic technology.

PM Oli said, “we should lead the country toward rapid development by utilizing modern technology.”

He added that such electronic procurement system was essential to make the economic activities transparent adding that it has established a new practice in the country.

PM Oli asked for support from all sides and people as the incumbent government was working for national development.

The government wants to utilize the latest achievement of the science and technology to make prosperous Nepal, PM added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli provided the ‘users’ name and password’ to the chiefs of Department of Roads, Department of Irrigation, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water Inundation and Control among others to follow the system from today itself.

With this service, public can view all governmental procurement activities at www.bolpatra.gov.np/egp.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) had provided technical supports to the office of the Public Procurement and Monitoring under the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to develop the system.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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