•      Fri Apr 12 2024

Policy reforms for infrastructure development in Sudurpaschim Province

Chief Minister Kamal Bahadur Shah (file)

Dhangadhi, Feb 26: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development of Sudurpaschim Province has adopted a policy of going for implementation of project and plans that have completed detailed feasibility study.

At a press conference held at the Ministry on Sunday, Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Prakash Bahadur Deuba said that the criteria for the approval of multi-year projects and plans are completion of environmental impact assessment, feasibility study and required land acquisition.

He said that the tendency to disperse limited resources in small projects is being discouraged and a total of 1,960 projects are going to be implemented in the current year, including 1,750 ongoing and 210 new ones. This is expected to increase the efficiency in project management and help in achieving the target within the specified time.

Adopting the policy reforms, the ministry has reduced the 5,329 projects included in the budget program of the previous fiscal year 2079-080.

Minister Deuba said that effective implementation of the development plan can only be achieved if there is coordination and understanding between the political leadership and the bureaucracy. The ministry is also going to prepare a regional transport master plan and a master plan for irrigation and sanitation.

The work of reviewing the pride projects of the province under the ministry has been started. At the press conference, Secretary of the ministry, Suresh Kumar Bam, shed light on the policy reforms implemented in the development projects. #Nepal