Govt. is Coop-friendly: PM Oli
Kathmandu, Aug 16 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was committed for the promotion of the cooperative sector.
Holding discussion with delegation of National Cooperative Federation of Nepal at his office, Singh Durbar today, Prime Minister Oli said that the government was ready to make cooperative strong as cooperative is one of the pillars of the three-pillar economic policy.
The delegation met with the Prime Minister along with a 15-point suggestion for the promotion of cooperative sector. “The incumbent government is cooperative-friendly. Cooperative should also move ahead as per the cooperative principle, norms and values. Work collectively to replace import as well as to increase production”, said Federation Chairperson Keshav Badal quoting the Prime Minister.
All the matters would be resolved by holding extensive discussion, said Prime Minister Oli. Chairperson Badal said that the problems surfaced in cooperative sector would be resolved soon as the Prime Minister and concerned Ministries were positive toward the Federation’s suggestions.
Present on the occasion were Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Chandra Prakash Khanal; Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Girirajmani Pokharel; Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal.
The Federation has suggested to establish Cooperative Training Centre of international standard in Kathmandu, saying problems has surfaced in cooperative sector in lack of training, orientation and technology, provincial government should be asked to formulate cooperative laws in all seven provinces as well as cooperative-friendly local act should be formulated in all 753 local levels.