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Province 4 unveils policies and programs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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