BIRATNAGAR — Chief Minister of Province 1 Sherdhan Rai, has directed the concerned bodies to stop the deforestation in the Charkoshe jhadee (jungle) of eastern Tarai.
Chief Minister Rai issued such directive to the Chief District Officer of Morang, Ram Prasad Acharya, after finding the trees of Charkoshe jungle being cut down haphazardly in the name of scientific forest management.
A meeting has been called for Sunday in order to hold further discussion with stakeholders in this regard.
Meanwhile, Social Development Minister of the Province, Jeevan Ghimire, directed the private schools to provide 10 per cent scholarship compulsorily to the students from next academic session.
At a program organised by Consumers Welfare Protection Forum Nepal here Friday, the Minister shared that the Ministry made various decisions to control evil and aberration surfaced in the private schools.Follow @gorkhapost
Vice President Pun leaves for China
KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.
During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.
He will return home on September 24.Follow @gorkhapost