Province-1 policy and programs endorsed

11 June 2020, Biratnagar

The Province-1 Province Assembly has passed the annual policy and programs of the Province government. A meeting of the Province Assembly endorsed the policy and programs by a majority on Wednesday.

Chief of Province Somnath Adhikari ‘Pyasi’ had presented the policy and programs in the Province Assembly on June 5.

Fifty two Province Assembly members had taken part in the deliberations on the Province government’s policy and programs.

Responding queries raised by the Assembly members in the meeting, Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai reiterated that the policy and programs have incorporated the aspirations of the people of province-1.

He urged all the Province agencies to be united in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic at present. The Chief Minister said that the Province government has prioritised the agriculture, education and health sectors.

He said preparations were being made to upgrade the district hospitals in all the districts of the Province, developing the hospital at Urlabari into Madan Bhandari Trauma Centre and constructing a teaching hospital in Dhankuta.

Chief Minister Rai also informed the Province Assembly that the government would formulate master plan for developing tourism infrastructure development plan in all the 14 districts of the Province, include 50 plans in the Project Bank, and construct a gate at Rani of Biratnagar highlighting the features of the entire province and an
international standard conference hall in Itahari.

He said 124 out of the 242 coronavirus infected persons in the Province have returned home after recovery and that PCR test has been carried out on more than 13 thousand suspected COVID-19 cases. Chief Minister Rai added that now 500 to 1,000 tests for coronavirus would be conducted daily in Province-1.

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