Kathmandu – State-1 government Minister for Social Development, Jeevan Ghimire has said the budget for the next fiscal year would be centred more on health and education. He said this while speaking in an online news conference cum interaction organised by the Education Journalists Group (EJG) on Sunday. Stating that the budgets before this used to be focussed on infrastructure, he shared the next fiscal year’s budget would be concentrated on health and education.
The State Minister said discussions have started for bringing the budget on the stipulated time, adding a large chunk of it would be spent on construction of health infrastructures for checking the coronavirus global pandemic. “Although 51 per cent of the budget used to be spent on infrastructure development sector before this, it would not be the case in the next fiscal year’s budget,” he said.
The Social Development Minister also informed that a decision would be taken for opening schools and educational institutions after May 7 until which the lockdown remains in effect. He also stated that discussions were on regarding conducting the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) which has been suspended in view of the prevention and control of coronavirus. According to him, the examination would be conducted by following safety protocols and maintaining social distancing.