Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shakya appointed NPC vice chair

The government today appointed former secretary Rabindra Kumar Shakya the vice chair of National Planning Commission (NPC) to avoid the plan holiday.
Since the former vice chair Deependra Bahadur Kshetry resigned on April 22, the national think tan remained vacant creating confusion among the development partners too, as there is only one-and-a-half month for the current Three Year Interim Plan (2010-13) comes to an end, but the draft of the third Three Year Interim Plan is yet to be approved by the Nepal Development Council.
The newly appointed vice chair was retired thirteen years ago as a secretary, after serving the country as bureaucrat.
Likewise, the cabinet also approved Rs 1.98 billion grant assistance of German government. The government has also decided to accept Rs 2.30 billion aid from the World Bank for co-operative sector reform
It has also extended lease of 4.961 hectare land given to Manakamana cable car for 40 more years.

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