‘Lumbini yet to reap benefits from huge potentials’

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Butwal, Oct. 1: Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and District Administration Office, Rupandehi have jointly organized an interaction programme on current status, problem and potentials of development of Lumbini zone in Butwal on Monday.

Despite having huge potentials of development in any areas, locals have not achieved desired success harnessing the resources, said several participants.

The participants have pointed out the possibility of the development in every sector like tourism, agriculture, industry and medicinal herbs.  The area has is lagging behind from development perspective when locals have remained reluctant to pressure the government to launch national priority projects in Lumbini, participants added.

Western Regional Administrator Lok Darshan Regmi said that the government has made attempts to work together with locals in development projects. Integrated Development Projects have been launched by the government keeping Lumbini in high priority and locals will be benefited through such intervention, Regmi added.

Chairperson of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and industry (FNCCI) Suraj Baidya urged high-placed government officials not to give less priority to economic development activities citing political instability.

He added there are huge potentials for economic advancement with collaboration between government and private sector.

Various national and international investors are interested to make investment in and around Lumbini area, which has also increased its potential for further development, he further said.

FNCCI’s senior Vice-chairperson Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar said that such interaction would activate both the government and private sector for growth.

The programme chaired by Chief District Officer (CDO) of Rupandehi Bal Krishna Panthi was attended by CDOs of all six districts of Lumbini zone, District Education Officers, high-placed government officials and FNCCI office-bearers, among others. RSS

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