Kathmandu, Aug 4: Newly appointment Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transportation Ramesh Lekhak reaffirmed government’s commitment to hold local level, provincial and parliamentary elections by mid-January 2018.
Minister Lekhak, upon assuming his office on Thursday in Singha Durbar, also underscored the construction of physical infrastructures and expansion of road in the country during his tenure.
Lekhak, also former Minister for Labour, Employment and Transportation Management, reasoned the latest political turn of event for the cause of addressing the national duties.
Issuing directives to the staffers at the Ministry after taking office, he added that new government was committed to expedite post-quake reconstruction efforts as well as hell-bent on implementation of new constitution.
“One of the agendas of the government is to ensure justice and good-governance,” Minister Lekhak reiterated.
Welcoming the newly elected Minister, Secretary of the Ministry Arjun Kumar Karki shared that the major challenge was failure to reach the ability of capital expenditure to a certain level. He also shared the Minister that of the total budget allocated for the Ministry some 80 per cent was spent on roads.
Departments falling under the Ministry are Transportation, Road and Railway. RSS