Goals set for periodic development plan remain unmet: PM Dahal


KATHMANDU, April 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that although people’s living standard has improved, level of poverty has reduced and social indicators have shown relative progress, many goals and targets set out for each periodic development plan have remained unmet.

Inaugurating the ‘Strategic County Direction Workshop’ organised by the National Planning Commission here today, Prime Minister Dahal said that it is high time to work seriously on creating strong foundation of socio-economic development for the welfare and prosperity of the country and the people.

Saying a target has been set to enlist the country in the list of a middle income country by 2030, he however, said that attaining the status of a middle income country requires a sustained high level of economic growth, horizontal spread of the benefit of economic development and creation of broad-based backward and forward linkages to ensure that everyone becomes a beneficiary of economic development process.

Prime Minister Dahal also expressed hope that the seminar would help the participants to understand and realize the underlying reasons for the under performance of our development plans.

Present on the occasion were ministers, former finance ministers, office-bearers of National Planning Commission, the Chief Secretary, office-bearers of Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) of Malaysia. RSS