PM Oli emphasizes need for collaboration among ministries

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KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Thursday highlighted need for coordination and collaboration among the ministries to carry out development works and directed the ministers to submit reports on the work status under their ministries within four days.

“Every minister needs to adopt a policy of not only collaboration but also co-utilization in development,” said Oli while addressing his reorganized Council of Ministers on Thursday.

He also directed the authorities concerned to coordinate in order to ensure that the work of laying drinking water pipe, power poles and blacktopping of the road are done in an orderly manner.

Stating that the capital expenditure in the first four months was not so satisfactory than that of last year, PM Oli underscored the need to improve it.

In the first four months (mid-July to mid-November) of the current fiscal year 2019/20, only 6 per cent of the Rs 408 billion allocated by the central government was utilized, according to the report of the Office of Financial Comptroller General Office.

“We lag behind in capital expenditure in comparison to previous year. Now we should not repeat the same situation for the second four months. We should scale up our efforts to get over this situation,” he said.

The Prime Minister spoke of the need to speed up the work strategically so as to achieve 50 percent utilization of capital expenditure in the second four months of the fiscal year i.e by coming mid-March.

Pointing out to the need to repair the roads in Kathmandu Valley and fill the potholes by the next four months, the PM also voiced his concern over the dust issues plaguing the Valley’s citizens.

“It’s normal for the dust to surface from the places where development works are underway but there should be no dust where there is no construction works ongoing,” he said, expressing his confidence that there would be less decry over the dust once the development works are completed.

He also urged the ministers to make the people aware about good works done by the government and wipeout rumors. RSS