Nobody should be afraid for good work: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Feb 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that no one should be afraid of carrying out good work.

Inaugurating a training on ‘development agreement implementation’ for district-level office heads organised by the Office of the Investment Board Nepal and Nepal Administrative Staff College here today, Prime Minister Oli urged the government employees to work without any fear. He, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the trend of civil servants escaping from work and then fearing high-ranking officials in the bureaucracy.
The PM said, “Local administration and investors should take the locals into confidence”, and expressed concern over the obstruction by locals to large-scale projects. He further said that all should work together for development and prosperity as the new constitution has already been promulgated through the Constituent Assembly.

At the programme, Chief Secretary Dr Som Lal Subedi said the government has shortened the environmental impact assessment in order to expedite the development projects, and emphasized that the bureaucracy must be social relations-oriented and development-friendly.
Investment Board Nepal CEO Radhesh Pant expressed the view that the local administration must work towards creating a feeling of ownership towards development projects among the people of the project-affected area.
Executive Director of Staff College Punya Prasad Neupane said the training would help make the local staff responsible and accountable.
The training will run until February 18. A total of 20 participants including chief district officers and local development officers, land revenue and forest officers, and NEA heads of the Upper Karnali and Arun III hydropower project-effected districts including Accham, Dailekh, Sankhuwasabha and Surkhet are taking part in the training.