Mend your dallying ways: PM tells ministers after death of girl in flooded street

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba holding a meeting with ministers and secretaries of local development and urban development ministries at his office on Sunday, July 16, 2017. RSS

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday has directed for coordination in the ongoing construction works in the Kathmandu Valley following death of a school-going girl after drowning in an open sewer in flooded street on Friday.

PM Deuba summoned ministers and secretaries of local development and urban development ministries at his office on Sunday, and drew their attention to lack of adoption of safety measures by the contractors doing construction works in the Valley.  

"PM instructed us to expedite construction works inside the Valley, and to work in coordination after holding discussions," Urban Development Minister Prabhu Sah said. "He asked us to work by making an integrated plan," Sah added.

PM Deuba also inquired about the unfortunate incident of Friday due to the shambolic state of roads in the Valley. Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Chandra Ghimire said PM Deuba instructed to complete road expansion and laying of pipeline for Melamchi Water Supply Project as soon as possible.

"Dalliance is making normal life miserable," secretary Ghimire quoted PM Deuba as saying. "PM asked to stop the practice of one body working at a time and then another at another time," he added. He revealed that PM Deuba also instructed to adopt all safety measures while undergoing construction in the Valley.


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