Birendranagar: The Chief Minister Employment Program aims to employ the unemployment people of Karnali Province is about to enter into the implementation phase. The provincial has urged all local units to submit their programs for project implementation. The program aims to improve the living standards of the poor and the unemployed and contribute to poverty reduction.
Government Spokesman, Ms.Bimala KC said the program has been implemented to develop human resources and enhance their access to the local market, prevent labour migration and create jobs for the unemployed and assist in the socio-economic development of the state through infrastructure development.
“The provincial government has adopted a strategy of collaborating and coordinating with development partners and non-government organizations to avoid duplication of projects and activities implemented under the program.”-She says.
The provincial government said the local units have been requested to suggest labour-intensive projects at the local level. According to KC, such projects could be multi-year.
Principal Secretary of the Karnali Provincial Government, Mr.Kewal Prasad Bhandari, said that Rs 380 million has been allocated for the implementation of the program. The provincial government had sought projects from 79 municipalities and rural municipalities of 10 districts. Local units have been asked to select projects that will be completed in 15 days, specifying the number of jobs that they create.
Bhandari added that they have received projects from a few local units and only proposed the project and its budget. The total budget of the projects proposed by local units is above Rs 1 billion. The program looks similar to the Prime Minister Employment Program introduced by the federal government.
Source: My Republica