GORKHA — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has laid the foundation stone for the development of quake Commemoration Park at Barpak in the district.
Barpak is the epicenter of the last year’s devastating earthquake that caused huge casualties and damage of physical property in the country.
The park is being constructed in memory of the persons killed in the Gorkha Quake last year. The park will be constructed at an area covering Barpak ward no. 4 and 5.
President Bhandari also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a house of quake survivor Gopal BK.
After laying the foundation stone, President Bhandari released the name list and details of the quake survivors receiving grants from the government side.
President Bhandari also attended a programme held in the premises of the Himalayan Higher Secondary School. After inspecting Barpak area for around 45 minutes, President Bhandari left for Laprak, said Superintendent of Police Janakraj Pandey.
The Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) is to support the reconstruction projects in Laprak.
Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta
BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.
At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.
On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.Follow @gorkhapost