Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda, has shed light on upcoming initiatives aimed at achieving economic reform in the country. This announcement was made during the Responsible Business Summit held in Kathmandu. Prachanda communicated a sense of optimism amidst economic challenges, underlining the urgency for public trust and result-oriented governance.
A Pledge for Economic Improvement
While acknowledging the indicators of economic improvement, Prachanda emphasized the need for these advancements to translate into palpable hope for the citizens. This transmission, he admitted, has not been as effective in practice. He underscored the necessity for diligent efforts towards instilling optimism in the populace.
Governmental Reforms and Public Trust
Prachanda expressed the urgency for bridging the gap between the competency of bureaucracy and its utilization. He urged the bureaucracy to prioritize the enhancement of existing systems in order to ensure prompt services to citizens. Improving overall governance and establishing a citizen-oriented service were listed as the government's focus areas.
Empowering Youth and Scientists
Prachanda discussed his government's commitment to motivating the youth and scientists for intensive research in science and technology. He declared the establishment of a special fund for the development of these sectors. This fund aims to support and promote research and innovation, thus accelerating the development of science and technology in Nepal.
Addressing the slow progress of reconstruction and temporary housing for earthquake victims in Jajarkot and Rukum West, Prachanda admitted the adverse effects of governmental working style. The delay in construction and fund disbursement has amplified the challenges faced by the earthquake survivors, especially children, pregnant women, and the disabled. However, amidst these challenges, Prachanda's statements reflect a commitment to economic and infrastructural reform, thus offering a beacon of hope for the future.