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Technological progress has both opportunity and challenge: Finance Minister Dr Mahat

2023 Sep 02, 12:40, Kathmandu

Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said technological development has both opportunities and challenges. Inaugurating the 25th annual general meeting of the Society of Economic Journalists (SEJON) in the federal capital today, Minister Dr Mahat viewed like politics, journalism is also undergoing a test.

Technology has posed challenges before politics, security, bureaucracy, private sector and journalism alike, the Minister reiterated, underscoring professionalism and accountability in all sectors.

"After I assumed office at the Finance Ministry, I'm devoted to the country and people," he shared. He further informed that he was always ready to own up his decisions and to listen to journalists' queries.

The Minister was for continuous interaction with SEJON. He also sought cooperation from banking and private sectors and media to boost the national economy.

According to him, the tourism sector is being revived and there is an adequate foreign currency reserve. Government is committed to addressing the problems facing the national economy.

He however admitted that revenue collection had not met the target. ---


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