Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the country will soon have a breakthrough in political and development fronts.
Receiving the annual report of Nepal Trust at his official residence at Baluwatar, Kathmandu on Sunday, PM Koirala said that Nepal has entered a new phase and a break-through would be achieved now by enacting a new constitution.
“This is favorable time for Nepal to attain peace and stability. Therefore, this time is favorable for development activities, too.”
Citing the example of China, the PM said its development was possible through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
“China is now talking about its own development model. Their logic is: why should they use other models, if their model ensures speedy development,” PM Koirala said, however adding that development will become sustainable if the citizens are empowered.
In Nepal too, new concepts of development including BOT (Build-Own-Operate), BOOT (Build-Own-Operate-Transfer) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) have already been introduced, the PM said expressing his belief that Nepal’s development efforts would bring significant changes in 8 to 10 years with the help of private sector and people’s participation.
In a different note, PM Koirala stressed on the need to bring the properties of late king Birendra, queen Aishwarya, crown prince Dipendra and prince Nirajan under the ownership of the Trust. “For this, we can motivate informants.”
“We have to properly utilize the properties of former royals once they come under the Trust. We need an action plan for this. Even when we lease land, it has to be beneficial to the Trust.”
The Trust’s property has to be utilized in sectors such as education and health, he said. “The government also has to give attention to drinking water problem, as 80 percent of the diseases are spread through unsafe drinking water.”
Deputy PM and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam heads the Nepal Trust. DPM Gautam presented the Trust’s 2069/70 BS report to the PM today. PM Koirala also inaugurated the report.
In the event, secretary of Nepal Trust, Dr Nar Bahadur Rajwar highlighted about the Trust’s establishment, its works and future programs.