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Government protects private investment: Minister Khand



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Apr. 11: Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand has said that the government was committed to protecting the private investment in public transportation services.
“The country always respects the businessmen who play an important role in Nepal’s economy,” Minister Khand said while inaugurating the 6th National General Convention of the National Federation of Nepali Transport Entrepreneurs in Kathmandu on Sunday.

He said that the transport sectors should be serious about reducing road accidents as several people die in road accident every year.
Stating that it is the responsibility of the transport sector to take the passengers to their destinations safely, the Home Minister said that the government was serious about resolving the problems facing by the transport sector.

Stating that the laws, rules and regulations required for the improvement of the transport sector could not be changed as the parliament was not allowed to function, he said that timely changes would be made in the coming days.
Also, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Renu Kumari Yadav said that transport entrepreneurs should pay attention to make public transport systematic.
She said that attention should be paid to the proper maintenance of vehicles.

Minister Yadav said that women, children and senior citizens should be treated with respect in public vehicles. She said that the government was soon introducing a provision to restrict the operation of vehicles that have reached the age of 20 years.

Minister Yadav said that even though green stickers were affixed on some vehicles after checking the pollution, they should be taken care of as they spread pollution on the roads.
In another context, Minister Yadav said that the train service in the Terai, which had been stalled for several years, has now come into operation and would be expanded in the future. She said, “The train from Jayanagar to Kurtha will be extended to Bijulpura soon.”

Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development of Gandaki Province Kumar Khadka stressed the need for making the road network systematic as it would take a long time to develop other types of transport in Nepal. The convention starting from today will elect a new leadership.