We will further strengthen local governments: Minister Bista

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Galkot– Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said the present government was vigorously working to further strengthen the local government.

Speaking in a reception organised by the Galkot municipality of Baglung district here today, he said the local governments would be made more responsible to end the practice of the projects undertaken by the central government becoming ineffective at the local level.

He said development works are expedited when the local governments were asked to carry out the works and therefore all projects except big ones would be implemented through the local governments themselves.

Minister Bista also expressed the commitment that the central government would provide the relief soon after the details on the damage caused by floods in various parts of Galkot on April 14 are available to it.

He said he would provide support if proposals for big projects are brought by one municipality coordinating with another municipality, adding that he would take initiative for constructing a 15-bed capacity hospital in Galkot immediately. The Minister also committed to increase the scope of the social security.

On the occasion, Galkot municipality mayor Bharat Shrma Gaire apprised the minister about the acquisition of land for construction of the municipality office and hospital, and the parameters of the Lokmarga highway.

Mayor Gaire handed over the proposal on municipality development plan to Minister Bista. Members of the Gandaki State Assembly, Indralal Sapkota and Chandra Sagar Budha were also present on the occasion. ---

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