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Economic reforms will get pace with implementation of budget: PM Dahal

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B360 May 29, 2024, 5:31 pm
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SINDHUPALCHOK: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stated that economic reforms will accelerate with the implementation of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2024/25.

Following the inauguration of a modern building for Chautara Hospital today, Prime Minister Dahal highlighted that the forthcoming fiscal year's budget encourages production, productivity, and employment. "We have made considerable progress since the establishment of the republic. There has been a qualitative shift from the infrastructure sector to the public sector, including health and education," he elaborated.

The Prime Minister shared, "The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has announced that Nepal has now embarked on a new phase of economic reforms." He stated that the federal government, through its policies, programmes, and budget, has put forward programmes of strategic importance to enhance the standard of living of the people and to make them feel the change.

He added that a qualitative improvement in the service delivery of hospitals has been observed in recent times. The Prime Minister said that the presence of healthy citizens suggests that the country's economy and society are healthy, adding that a populace that is physically and mentally fit can make significant contributions to national development. With this principle in mind, the government has prioritised the enhancement of the health sector, he stated. "Noticeable improvements in health indicators in a short period is the achievement of the republic system."

Dahal said that with the completion of a new building for the hospital, it will be able to operate more efficiently and effectively. Recalling the time he spent in the district during the 'people's war', the Prime Minister said he used to visit Sindhupalchok frequently during the war. "I am familiar with the villages, settlements, cliffs, and the overall geography of the district." He shared that he still cherishes the memories of being offered meals by senior mothers in the district during those days.

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