Environment minister calls for using cycle as means of transportation

Kathmandu, Jan 8: Minister for Population and Environment Biswendra Paswan has complained that environment and the ministry concerned with environment had not received priority of the government.

Speaking at an interaction on ‘Paris Conference and its benefit to Nepal’ organized by Nepal Bar Association Environment Law Committee in the capital on Friday, he said his ministry should be prioritized for preserving the environment. Emphasizing on the need to use alternative energy to reduce carbon emission and cycle as a means of transport, Minister Paswan said the senior leaders were gifted with cycles in order to increase respect for the majority of the population who use cycles in the country.
“The leaders should provide facilities in order to encourage the use of cycles”, he said.
Joint Secretary at the Ministry Ram Prasad Lamsal pointed out the need to utilize the Rs. 20 billion that Nepal has received as compensation from the developed countries that emit carbon in excess.