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Nepal to prioritize peace, development in upcoming fiscal year

07-04-2011 08:21 BJT

KATHMANDU, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has presented the programs and policies of the upcoming fiscal year in Legislature-Parliament on Sunday.

He urged the political parties for abiding by the past agreements and moving ahead for the welfare of the whole nation. " The government has given priority to implementation of the agreements made in the past with the political parties, including the Comprehensive Peace Accord."

President Yadav said the government has given priority to implementation of the pacts, including the Comprehensive Peace Accord, signed with various groups in the past.

The government policies and programs also states that programs will be introduced focusing on development of women, dalits and marginalized communities and a powerful commission on development of the Karnali region will be constituted.

He also said the government will adopt an economic policy for the development of economic sector of the nation.

"The focus will be led on the marginalized group of communities, women, dalits," Yadav said.

He said, "government also has the policies for addressing the problem of the energy crisis by simplifying the procedure for ownership by private sector of hydroelectricity production."

Furthermore the government has also policies regarding the information, women and special programs for ending the gender violence.

Also the budget will prioritize the youth of the nation for the development by empowering them.

Stressing development of infrastructure in the nation, he said priority will be given to build roads and bridges to improve connectivity to the remote parts of the country.

The programs and policies of the government has also given much priority to developing agriculture and hydropower sector and has assured to come up with programs to rehabilitate the families of martyrs and people missing during the conflict period.

Also the government's policies have given the importance to the issues of education and health.

The government will present budget for the fiscal year based on the programs and policies on July 14.

This is the first time after the beginning of peace process in 2006 that the government presenting its programs and policies and the budget on time.

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: Xinhua

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