Cabinet approves PM’s China visit

Kathmandu, Sept 15, A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today has approved the upcoming China visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Addressing the high-level session of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the PM is scheduled to directly travel to Hangzhou city of China on September 22. The PM is leaving here for the UNGA on Saturday evening.

The cabinet meeting has decided to form a committee on tax system reforms under the leadership of former minister Bidhyadhar Mallik. The government has approved the Irrigation Policy, 2080 BS as well.

In view of the upcoming festive season, the Council of Ministers decided to allow Salt Trading Corporation and Food Management and Trading Company Limited to import 10,000 metric tonnes of sugar each by waiving 50 per cent off in the customs tariffs, according to PM’s Personal Secretary Ramesh Malla.

Furthermore, the cabinet meeting decided to postpone the decoration of honours and medals to be given away by the President on the occasion of the Constitution Day deciding to form a taskforce to submit a report within three months by carrying out studies on different international practices on decorations and medal distributions, Malla wrote a post on his Facebook. The move is aimed at making the decorations of honours and medals more decent and systematic, it is said.

Likewise, the cabinet meeting has approved Nepal Citizenship (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2080 BS.
The meeting has also decided to form a high-powered judicial commission to permanently address the issues of people affected from Shuklaphanta National Park.

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