The Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) has prioritized the issues ranging from city beautification to infrastructure development in its annual budget of fiscal year 2079/80.
Presenting the policy and programmes in the municipal assembly of PMC on Wednesday, Mayor Dhanraj Acharya, said he had forwarded the programmes and plans for the holistic development of the city. Collective efforts are essential for Pokhara's development, he said, adding that adequate resource mobilization, use and allocation are equally imperative to improve economic and human development indicators.
He also stressed that time has come for ensuring citizens' trust on local government by providing good governance and development. The local governments are in need of pro-people service and prompt delivery.
Tourism, physical infrastructure, urban development, agriculture, education, health and employment were kept in priority by PMC, the Mayor mentioned and assured that construction of bus-park planned 40 years back would be materialized this year.
Even a slogan is set- 'Increase in agricultural products: prosperity in Metropolis'. Modernization of agriculture has been necessitated for augmenting production and productivity.
Mayor Acharya shared that MPC would underscore the replacement of import of milk, fruits, vegetables, meat and fishes.
Innovation and online employment market are other new schemes he shared.
Importantly, he announced that 3,000 employments would be created in first six months every year. For creating jobs, he mentioned the areas are as hotel management, mobile repair, beautician, plumbing, handloom, graphic design, video editing, webpage design, embroidery, veterinary, herb collection and other skills.
Moreover, linking cooperative to commercial agriculture, establishment of industries based on locally available raw materials, promotion of tourism, conservation of nature, beautification of tourist spots including Begnas Lake, management of public education, transparent process of teacher appointment, construction of open gymnasium, record keeping of archaeological heritages, promotion of the birthplace of Kavi Shiromani Lekhanath Poudel as a literature research centre, feasibility study on construction of utility corridor, reform in PMC governance are other issues incorporated by the policy and programmes.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY-RSS