POKHARA, Sept 22: National Planning Commission´s Vice-Chairman Dipendra Bahadur Kshetri has said that the country is likely to get a full-size budget based on consensus within a week.
Inaugurating a motorable bridge in the confluence of Bhatkhola and Setikhola in Syangja district, Vice-Chairman Kshetri said that the new budget would accord top priority for the development of agriculture sector.
The government is planning to provide employment opportunities at least for 100 days or unemployment allowance of 50 days in a year to those living below the poverty line, the NPC Vice-Chairman said.
The bridge linking Phedikhola and Bhatkhola VDCs of the district is 40.2 metres long. The bridge was constructed with government´s Rs 1.8 million investments.
After the construction of the bridge, over 100,000 people of Phedikhola, Bhatkhola, Arukharka, Bangephadke, Bangsing VDCs of Syangja and Arthar, Dandakharka, Khaulalakuri and other VDCs of Parbat district would be directly benefitted.
Chairman of the Khadketari-Panchase-Dobilla Road Construction Committee Khadak Bahadur Ranabhat said that this route is the shortest one to reach famous religious site Muktinath in Mustang district.
Ranabhat hoped that local´s lifestyle would be improved as the rural produces including vegetables, fruits, milk and medicinal herbs would get good markets round the year after the construction of the bridge.
During the program, UCPN (Maoist) leader Shovakanta Dhakal and Binod Sunam, National Representative Council Member of CPN (UML) Sudhir Paudel, former President of Syangja DDC Ram Bandhu Regmi and former Phedikhola VDC chairman Lekhnath Parajuli among others said that construction of the bridge would open up avenues of development of the northern part of Syangja district.