KATHMANDU: UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu, has arrived on today for a three day (14-17 May) visit to gain first-hand knowledge of Nepal’s current development situation. This is Xu’s first visit to Nepal since assuming his current position in September last year.
It has said that Xu will meet with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Chairman of Constituent Assembly Subas Chandra Nembang, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat, Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety, Vice Chair of National Planning Commission Govinda Pokharel, SAARC Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa, development partners, civil society representatives and members of the UN country team, While he is in Nepal .
Likewise, Xu will jointly launch the 2014 Nepal Human Development Report with the NPC VC Pokharel On Thursday.
During his meeting with the government, development partners and members of civil society organizations, Xu will underscore importance of expediting investment in human capital to achieve LDC graduation target by 2022 and completing Nepal’s complex transition process at the earliest.