Govt accepts Rs 80 billion grant from USAID

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Kathmandu: The government has accepted Rs 80 billion grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday approved Rs 79.71 billion in assistance, said Government Spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki on Friday.

The meeting also decided to accept USD 150 million (approx. Rs 18 billion) concessional loan received through the International Development Association under the World Bank.

The meeting also decided to take initiatives for acquiring around 280 ropanis land at Sanni Triveni Rural Municipality in Kalikot district for the Phukot Karnali Semi-reservoir Hydroelectricity Project.

According to Minister Karki, among other decisions taken by the meeting are promoting Additional Inspector General Pushpa Ram KC to the post of Inspector General of the Armed Police Force Nepal, constructing a basic hospital in Mayadevi Rural Municipality and giving approval for using the public land for works including construction of the Rural Municipality’s administrative building.

Similarly, the meeting decided to give approval for using the public land for the construction of the administrative building of the Karjanha Municipality in Siraha and to approve the resignation tendered by the National Housing Company Limited chairperson Ram Aadhar Kapar.