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Three MoUs to be signed during President's Bangladesh visit

2021 Mar 22, 9:38, Kathmandu
President of Bidya Dei Bhandari adresses a programme organised on the 70th anniversary of Nepal Chamber of Commerce in Shital Niwas, Kathmandu, on Monday, March 15, 2021. Photo: RSS

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung, also the government's spokesperson, has said three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed between Nepal and Bangladesh during a state visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to Bangladesh. President Bhandari is flying to Bangladesh today on a state visit.

During the visit, an array of subjects like cultural relations, tourism sector, and pesticides on agriculture and livestock between Nepal and Bangladesh would be discussed, he said at a press briefing organized on Sunday in Singha Durbar on making public decisions taken by the latest four councils of ministers meetings.

President Bhandari will return home on 23 March.

Likewise, linking Nepal with ports in Bangladesh through railway and transportation will also be discussed. "There is the hope that the subject of initiatives taken by Bangladesh on purchasing power from Nepal will be discussed," he said.

It has been decided upon to provide authority to Dinesh Bhattarai, Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, to sign one of the MoUs from the side of the Government of Nepal.

Likewise, the government has decided to nominate a six-member delegation led by vice-chair of the National Planning Commission Pushpa Raj Kandel to take part from Nepal's side in a virtual event of the Eighth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development to be organised in Bangkok in Thailand on 23-26 March.

Likewise, it was decided upon to nominate a six-member delegation led by Kandel to partake from Nepal's side in a virtual event of the 77th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific scheduled in Bangkok on 27-29 April.

Likewise, the government will accept medical equipment worth around Rs 1.08 billion to be provided by the Government of Japan in grant to control and treat non-infectious diseases.

For the construction and up-gradation of the Darchula-Tinker road, it will allow permission to use 253.36 hectares of forest lands within community forests in Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, and Darchula districts.

It was also decided upon to provide permission to lease out the land at Hetauda Sub Metropolitan City in Makawanpur district belonging to the Nepal Trust to the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, Bagmati Province.

Similarly, the government-appointed Binod Kumar Joshi as the Chairperson of Nepal Transit Warehousing Management Company Limited and Phulman Bal (Tamang) as the General Manager of Nepal Television.

The government has decided to declare martyrs to Chandra Dangi of Birtamod Municipality-9 and Ram Prasad Pradhan of Buddha Shanti Rural Municipality-1 in Jhapa district, who was killed by the then government on charges of involving in movements against the then Panchayat regime.


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