Peace, social justice and economic development are govt.'s priority: Minister Basnet

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), April 4: Minister for Home Affairs, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said that peace, good governance, social justice and economic development were the priority of the government.

Addressing the 17th Annual general Meeting of the Ratnanagar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) organised at Ratnanagar today, Home Minister Basnet pointed out the need of national unity and consensus regarding the issues of the government's priority.

On the occasion, he said, "Everything is possible if we set ourselves free from the mentality of me and my near and dear ones, development is not possible unless we let ourselves off such mentality”

Stating that economic prosperity helps in peace and security and peace and security help in economic development, Minister Basnet argued that development was not possible in the country without economic prosperity.

He determined that economic development was impossible without adopting Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The Home Minister said the Ministry has been involved to review the situation after making profile of peace and security and criminal activities of 10 years.

Similarly, former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey there would be no prosperity without economic development and argued that development was only possible if all sectors stand together.

Likewise, former Peace Minister Satya Pahadi expressed the commitment for her support for the economic development.

Vice-President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Kishor Kumar Pradhan, stressed the need of giving priority to development construction by holding local bodies' election.
He also drew the government's attention to stop youths going abroad as well as to create investment-friendly environment to attract investment.

Three journalists, who were injured in a road accident at Parewatar in Chitwan district in 2064 BS, were honoured for their significant contribution in journalism sector. They are Dipendra Baduwal, Prakashbabu Khanal and Prakash Gyawali. The programme was presided over by RCCI President Gyan Bahadur Bisural.

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