Lawmakers bemoan initiatives not taken to improve economy

Lawmakers attend the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) at the Federal Parliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Today’s meeting of House of Representatives (HoR) resumed deliberations on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill (except tax) for the fiscal year 2022/23.

On the occasion, CPN (UML) lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal objected over not taking initiatives to improve the country’s economy.

Lawmaker Rawal said attention has not been paid to agro products and productivity. He demanded to increase employment in the country and make arrangements not to hire foreign workers.

He suggested that the country should itself construct large hydropower projects like Upper Karnali and West Seti hydropower projects. “The government should pay special attention to maintaining good governance,” he said.

Similarly, Bishal Bhattarai of the same party objected to the absence of Finance Minister Janardan Sharma in the discussion of principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill.

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota said his attention has been drawn towards it and ruled for the presence of the finance minister in the meeting.

The House Speaker directed other ministers present at the meeting to take notes until the finance minister arrives.



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