Digital village in 14 districts: Information Minister Basnet

Dang, digital

DANG, Dec 3: Minister for Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet on Saturday said that he is planning to develop 14 districts as digital village in order to increase the access of information and technology. He added that Dang is one of these villages, and for which free internet facilities would be made available in all the community schools of the districts.

“We want to make every village accessible to information and communication. This campaign has already started form community schools,” said Basnet while speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal in Tuslipur.

Stating that the media had a key role in the strengthening the democracy and developing the country, he said that the government was serious in development of media sector. He added, “The media persons will be given 60 percent discount in internet service.”

He also said that government was serious in development of Dang. “Dang will be declared as the capital of Province 5. But for that Nepali Congress’ victory is must.”

Minister Basnet, a Nepali congress candidate from Sindhupalchowk constituency-1, was in Hemantapur, Dang to observe the new building of Rastriya Samachar Samiti and tower of Radio Nepal.

He also appealed the voters of Dang to vote Nepali Congress candidates in elections to defeat the left alliance.