Thursday, 5th March 2015

I came here with one objective, I will complete it: PM Koirala

Privacy Policy

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Friday reiterated his commitment that he would fulfil his remit of drafting the constitution.

Talking to private sector representatives at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar, said that once the Constituent Assembly came out with a new constitution, the country would make a new start.

The Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) delegation, led by its president Rajesh Kazi Shrestha, was in Baluwatar to hand over an assistance of Rs 850,000, in cash and kind, for victims of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk.

"The constitution will be announced by the stipulated time. This will establish long term peace in the country. There will be political stability in the country. I came here [post of Prime Minister] with that one remit. The pace of growth will pick up speed after democracy is institutionally developed once the constitution is promulgated," he said.

Koirala urged the business leaders to seek benefit from the development of both of Nepal's neighbours -- China and India. "We have been presented with a great opportunity in this regard. Let's use it," he said. Koirala also assured the delegation that he with always side with the country's business community.

The delegation also cautioned that Nepal's trade and industry would be adversely affected if the government did not manage to clear the debris that the Aug 2 landslide at Jure in Sindhupalchowk had deposited on the Araniko Highway quickly and repair Nepal's link road to trade with China. NCC's Rajesh Kazi Shrestha warned that the country's whole private sector would be hit if the link was not re-established with urgency.