Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ informed the people’s representatives of Gorkha that the operation of Gorakhkali Rubber Udhyog and construction of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project would be taken ahead immediately.
In a meeting with the mayors, deputy mayors, and other people’s representatives of various rural municipalities in Gorkha district who reached Baluwatar on Sunday evening, PM Dahal said the promises made during the election would be fulfilled, informed Barpak Sulikot rural municipality Chair, Bishnu Prasad Bhatta.
At the meeting with Prime Minister Dahal, the chiefs of the rural municipalities were briefed about the situation in their respective municipalities and the plans and needs of development work, he said. “We put forth the issues on behalf of the rural municipality with the Prime Minister in the discussion,” Bhatta said, adding, “He expressed his views focusing on the issues raised by the people’s representatives.”
During the discussion, the Prime Minister said that the construction of the national pride project, Budhigandaki Hydropower, is to be taken forward immediately. “The Prime Minister is committed to expediting the construction of the Budhigandaki project soon,” he said, adding, “We are confident that the construction of the project will gain momentum now.” Bhatta informed me that the closed Gorakhkali rubber industry located at Deurali in Gorkha Municipality-13 is also going to be operational soon. “The Prime Minister is planning to take forward the closed rubber industry on a public-private partnership model,” he said, adding, “Based on our conversation, the Prime Minister is thinking of running the industry in partnership with the private sector in a way that land ownership will remain with the government.”
The Prime Minister also pledged to allocate budget for the development of roads and other physical infrastructure in Gorkha in the coming fiscal year in a way that would be improved more than in the current fiscal year 2080÷81 BS, he said. District Coordination Committee Gorkha Chief Mohan Bahadur Thapa Magar, deputy mayor Lila Pariyar, representatives of Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality, Gandaki Rural Municipality, Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality, Ajirkot Rural Municipality, Chumnubri Rural Municipality, Gorkha Municipality, Palungtar Municipality, Dharche Rural Municipality, and Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality, among others, reached Baluwatar to meet the Prime Minister.