Govt will boost living standards: Baskota
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, June 16: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has said that the government has been rapidly expanding its development works to enhance the living standard of the people.
Inaugurating a new telephone exchange at Sipaghat of Kavreplanchowk district on Saturday, Minister Baskota said that the government was focusing on materialising the slogan of 'Development is Where People Are'.
The service of new telephone exchange in Sipaghat of Kavreplanchowk district was to materialise this slogan, Nepal Telecom quoted Minister Baskota as saying in its press statement.
Minister Baskota praised the role of NT in expanding modern communication and information technology across the country and for being a partner in building a prosperous Nepal.
Minister Baskota inaugurated the new telephone exchange by making a call to Dilli Prasad Acharya, chairman of Ward No.- 6 of Mandan Deupur Municipality.
Minister Baskota said that local residents of the district would benefit from the cheap telephone and internet service after the establishment of new telephone exchange in Sipaghat.
Dilli Ram Adhikari, managing director of NT, said that the NT was working to expand its service in every corner of the country and include them in the campaign of prosperity.
He said that NT's attempt to provide telephone and internet service in Sipaghat which was developing as a new city was a model project to support the campaign of prosperity through the expansion of information technology.
Ward Chair Acharya thanked NT for initiating the project to distribute 128 PSTN telephone lines and ADSL internet service in the same number within the period of one month.
A local resident Bidur Baniya said that the locals would witness rapid development after they got access to the PSTN telephone and internet service at their residence.
Sipaghat is around 27 kilometer north from the district headquarter Dhulikhel and lies at the bank of Indrawati River.
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