POKHARA — The government in Province 4 has unveiled annual policy and programmes of the fiscal year 2018-2019 on Friday seeting its target of increasing the per capita income to US$ 2500 and accepting tourism infrastructure as the major base of economy.
This would result in the reduction of number of people living below poverty line from 14.2 % to 7 %.
Chief Minister Babu Ram Kunwar on Friday, revealed policy and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year during a meeting of the provincial assembly.
Similarly, the province has plans to double the agriculture tax, start the work of national pride projects such as Korala-Pokhara and Pokhara-Dumkibas fast tracks, establish an international multidimensional conference center and the construction of a large stadium in the province.
Releasing the policy and programmes of the Province Government, Governor Kunwar said a master plan for tourism development would be developed with a clear plan of action for its integrated development.
Likewise, Pokhara-Kathmandu-Lumbini would be developed as the Buddha Golden Triangle in the inter-province coordination and religious-cultural-historical-archeological sites’ protection; development of infrastructure would be ensured and policy of environmental conservation adopted while carrying out the development works of the tourism infrastructure.
Similarly, the province government has planned to form a lake conservation development authority in coordination with the federal and local governments.
Furthermore, tourism service information centre would also be established in order to disseminate information and services needed for the tourists.
According to the policy and programs, branding of the tourism heritages and sites would be conducted to establish the touristic image of the province in the international tourism market and information technology used maximum to augment the tourism business.
The provincial government has said committed of establishing lungs, kidney and cancer hospital, to complete Pokhara Regional Airport within three years, to welcome 2 million tourists by 2022. It also pals to construct a monorail track to connect Fewa, Begnas and Rupa lakes, among others.
In addition to that, construction of a satellite city, martyrs memorial park and operation of electric vehicles are also in the list.
Likewise, the province will establish an Information Technology (IT) Park and will make broadband network accessible in all local units.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.