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Development projects must be need based: Minister Jhakri



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By Our Correspondent, Tamghas (Gulmi), Dec.31: Minister for Urban Development Ram Kumari Jhakri has said that she would work to bring the practice of selecting a plan from one's pocket to an end.

While inspecting the under construction Resunga Airport on Friday, Minister Jhakri said that she was working to select the plans and projects in a transparent way by ending the practice of selecting projects based on access to power and in wrong ways.

Stating that the plans and projects would be selected on the basis of need from the lower level, she said that any project planned in the interest of particular persons would not address the need of people.

Claiming that she felt that she should do something new after becoming a minister, she said that some new work would be seen in the near future.

While inspecting the construction work, Minister Jhakri urged all to work by maintaining quality and standards although construction of the airport does not fall under her ministry.

The then Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Pradip Kumar Gyawali had laid the foundation stone of the Resunga Airport in 2006.

At present, the runway of the airport is being blacktopped and the terminal building is being constructed.