NUWAKOT: Minister for Finance Prakash Sharan Mahat has said people will not have to go abroad for education and employment as the country is gradually developing and employment opportunities are increasing.
Addressing the opening programme of the First Inter-Municipal Level School Students' Volleyball Competition organised by Nuwakot District Volleyball Association on Friday, Minister Mahat said that development was happening in Nepal and employment opportunities were increasing in Nepal. "Gradually, a situation is being created in the country so that nobody will have to go abroad. Investments are being made in hydropower projects and the number of tourists is increasing," he said adding that investments in the agricultural sector will increase, and many youths are earning income by engaging in information technology."
Speaking at the programme, the finance minister said that the government has placed the sports sector in the national pride projects and informed about the government's plan to construct a cricket ground.
"Nuwakot district was lagging behind in education as there was only one high school in Trishuli and there were no primary schools in the village," Minister Mahat said and added, "I started studying under the tree." He urged one and all to give priority to education.
He encouraged the parents of students to give priority to education to support the government.
"There has been a lot of development in Nuwakot recently," Minister Mahat claimed and stated that many developments took place in the district during the time of former Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat.
"Balaju-Kakani-Trishuli road which was damaged for many years is now in the construction process, he said and informed that budget has been allocated for constructing the road to Kumari.
While giving information that Kathmandu-Chhahare-Tokha road has now improved, Mahat said the budget for the construction of the Tokha-Chhahare tunnel. "We need billions of rupees for the construction of the tunnel along this road, so we are trying to attract Chinese investment," He said and opined that this tunnel will be one of the major routes.
The completion of this tunnel is expected to shorten the distance between Nuwakot and Kathmandu.
Further, he informed that budget has been allocated for the construction of a paved road up to Golfubhanjyang.