Kathmandu, June 14: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that Nepal’s future is very bright.
Talking to a delegation from the far-western development region that called on Prime Minister Koirala to submit a memorandum in relation to the Far Western University and Medical College, the Prime Minister said that the concerns expressed by all political parties to tackle the problems facing the country would help resolve the crisis. “I am confident. Nepal’s future is bright,” PM Koirala added.
On the occasion, PM Koirala said that the status of education and health should be very strong to take the country ahead and added that country’s development could not take place proportionally in lack of equal development in the education sector.
“We are lagging behind due to lack of quality and accessible education, lasting peace, political stability and unity for cause. We went through transitional period for long. Otherwise, the country would have moved ahead like other developed ones,” the PM said.
Addressing the delegation, the PM said that country’s development process that has been stalled would take a pace after the promulgation of a new constitution.
He said that country’s development would not have taken long time had the existing resources were utilized to generate electricity, promote tourism, develop agriculture through infrastructure development in irrigation and roads, and establish factories for herbs processing in the Himalayan region.
Referring to the 16-point deal signed by the major political forces, PM Koirala said that there were no more doubts on constitution at people’s and political parties’ levels.
The delegation reached PM’s official residence with the demand to allocate sufficient budget for the Far Western University, grant recognition of constituent campus to 15 academic institutions, allot more quotas of professors in the University, establish a medical college in the region and keep all nine districts of the region in a single province.
University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jayraj Awasthi, lawmaker Bir Bahadur Balayar, former minister Lekhraj Bhatta, Nepali Congress spokesperson Dilendra Badu, CPN (UML) vice-chairman Bhim Rawal, intellectual, office-bearers of the University, lawmakers of the region, and representatives of the political parties, among others were present on the occasion as part of the delegation.
During the programme, Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav said that the budget should be allocated placing top priority to the education sector.
Likewise, the PM also assured to heed the demands of the delegation. RSS