Double digit economic growth rate within five years: Minister Banskota 

Kavrepalanchowk, Sept 21  Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has claimed that there would be double digit economic growth rate within five years in the country.


Addressing the two-day district-level workshop organised by District Coordination Committee, Kavrepalanchowk, at Dhulikhel on Saturday, Communications Minister Banskota said, “The economic growth rate which was 7.1 per cent before few weeks has now reached 7.5 per cent. The government has set a target to make 8.5 per cent economic growth rate in coming year.” 


He further said that the government has adopted a policy to respect the lobaour, the main index to increase economic growth rate. Saying the matter of country’s property has been linked with the end of discrimination, Minister Banskota said that the democracy has not adopted discrimination.


 He also pointed out the need of linking labour culture with production and productivity. The Communications Minister said, “Local level will implement the budget. The development campaign will link labour culture with production and productivity.”


Also the spokesperson of the government, Banskota said that good-governance was the mandatory condition in democracy and added that economic prosperity was not possible without good-governance. Minister Banskota also requested the local-level government to be responsible towards the people.


On a different note, he said that the incumbent government’s mega campaign ‘Prosperous Nepal, ‘Happy Nepali, ‘ has set a plan to reduce existing18 per cent poverty to 15 per cent, adding that people’s representatives should support to fulfill country’s goal. 


Similarly, Chief of the District Coordination Committee, Uddhav KC, said that problems, opportunities, possibilities and challenges would be identified to maintain good governance. Member of House of Representatives representing from Kavrepalanchowk district, state assembly members, chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of local levels and office-bearers of the District Coordination Committee have been participating in the workshop. (Photo available)