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5,498 kilometers road constructed in last three years: PM Oli

Government’s progress details


15 February 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has made public progress details of his three years in the government.

Highlighting the major achievements of the government over the last three years, Prime Minister Oli mentioned the implementation of the constitution and federalism; putting in place the necessary policy and legal arrangements and preparation of the institutional and physical infrastructures for that purpose.

He also talked about what he said encouraging the overall economic situation; the rapid progress made in the post-earthquake reconstruction; and the encouraging progress made in the education, health and social security sectors.

In this connection, the PM stated that the size of public spending has increased nearly 29 percent and the size of the public budget, too, has grown by Rs 186.64 percent.

The per capita income has increased by 23.6 percent (from 887 USD to 1,097 USD).

More than 900 thousand people have been taken out of the absolute poverty line.

If there weren’t COVID-19, this number would have crossed 1.5 million. He said the UN Human Development Report shows that the HDI has increased by more than 5 percentage points, the poverty has not increased and there is no hunger in Nepal.

PM Oli said the insurance service has expanded by 8.7 percent and the revenue mobilization has reached more than Rs 100 billion.

The inflation has not crossed 5 percent despite the COVID-19 pandemic disturbing the supply chain and system globally. He maintained that Rs 1,045 billion grants have been provided for the development of the provinces and local levels.

PM Oli also mentioned the reconstruction of the Ranipokhari as one of the achievements.

He added that 559 thousand 461 private houses damaged by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake have been rebuilt and that 95 percent of the quake-damaged government buildings have been reconstructed.

Similarly, 5498 kilometers road has been constructed in the last three years in the country despite the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Tarai-Madhes Prosperity Programme has been expanded and 1,080 community houses and 440 community infrastructures have been constructed under this.

PM Oli said the construction of the Hulaki Highway has made 68.2 percent progress from 25 percent, the Kaligandaki Corridor (Jomsom section) highway has seen 56 percent progress, the Kaligandaki Corridor Highway (Palpa section) has made 20.5 percent progress and the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway has made 11.1 percent progress in the last three years.

He stated that the North-South Karnali Corridor has made 23 percent progress from 12.5 percent and the rail, metro rail, monorail project has made 23.2 percent progress from 8.8 percent.

Similarly, he said the power production has increased by 333 megawatts and reached 1,430 megawatts.

It is sure that 456 megawatts of electricity would be added within this fiscal year. The electricity extension line of more than 66 KV capacity has been expanded to 4,251 kilometers, including 837 kilometers in this fiscal year.

The population having access to electricity has increased by 6 percent to reach 90 percent.

According to the PM, the production of major cereal crops has increased by 11.2 percent, that of fish and meat by 20 percent, that of milk by 19 percent, and that of vegetables by 9 percent.

Irrigation has been expanded in the Tarai Madhes to more than 30 thousand hectares in the last three years. School enrollment rate 93 %, literacy rate reaches 85%.

The government has, despite the year-long COVID-19 pandemic, achieved significant progress in the education and communications sectors in the past three years.

During the last three years, the net enrollment rate in basic level (Class 1-8) has reached 93.4 percent from 92.3 and this rate in the secondary level (class 9-12) has jumped to 47.6 percent from 43.9 percent.

Similarly, the literacy rate above six years has increased from 78 percent to 85 percent and the CTVET schools have reached 292 local levels and their total number has reached 1,042 from 570.

According to the government, 65,497 people are trained from such schools. The Prime Minister during his address on the occasion of the completion of three years in the office today said the government was committed to the ‘ A World Ready to Learn’, the UNICEF’s global report.

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