Karnali’s budget focused on building infrastructure – myRepublica
SURKHET, June 26: Local bodies in Karnali presented their budgets for the next financial year 2022/23, with a focus on road infrastructure. People’s representatives of the province said that road infrastructure was given priority this time, as it was necessary for the development and prosperity of Karnali, a province that has a vast geography but a small population.
Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali, brought the budget considering the management of the capital as the main objective. Birendranagar said the budget prioritises the construction of air bridges at the main chowks Mangalgadhi and Erichowk and the construction of tarred roads that stretch to ward offices. Deputy Mayor Nilkantha Khanal said, “The policies, programs and budget for the coming financial year include plans to make the capital well equipped, well organized, green and beautiful.
Birendranagar, who announced a budget of Rs 1.94 billion, allocated a budget of Rs 535.53 million to finance capital expenditure, Rs 1.37 billion for recurrent expenditure and Rs 32 million for financial management.
Lekbeshi Municipality also presented a budget focused on road construction. Lekbeshi has given preference to building 10 roads in the municipality as “pride projects” in his budget. The municipality has planned to upgrade Kalpana Chowk-Neta road, Dasharathpur-Neta road, Kolkhola-Lamidanda road, Dah road through Jahre-Mildanda, Lavana-Pakhapani-Dah road, Gangte-Simdamar-Rupse road, the Jhupra-Sataphant-Timurkot road, the Gangte-Vankuna road, the Badipati-Chaurase-Dhadkhet road and the Machheltar-Lamidmar-Timurkot road as the “pride of the municipality”.
“The budget includes plans to improve existing roads and open new ones,” Mayor Umesh Poudel said. Lekbeshi Municipality introduced a budget of Rs 748.79 million of which Rs 299.78 million was allocated for capital expenditure while Rs 402.54 million was allocated for current expenditure.
Like Lekbeshi Municipality, Barahatal Rural Municipality of Surkhet also contributed an infrastructure-focused budget. Vice President Laxmi Pun said the budget for the coming fiscal year has been proposed to expand road access to all neighborhoods and villages in Barahatal as the municipality seems to be lagging behind in terms of development even though it is connected to the provincial capital, Birendranagar.
She indicated that the rural municipality has provided a budget of Rs 627.18 million focusing on road infrastructure. Barahatal has allocated Rs 396.45 million for current expenditure and Rs 236.50 million for capital expenditure. After road infrastructure, the municipality has given priority to the agriculture, health and education sectors.
Chamunda Bindrasaini Municipality of Dailekh also provided an infrastructure-focused budget. Mayor Ganesh Kumar Shahi said the municipality came up with the budget keeping in mind the slogan “Infrastructure, Agriculture, Health Education and Employment for Sustainable Development: Foundations for Building a Prosperous Chamunda Bindrasaini”.
He said that in addition to allocating money to large infrastructure projects of strategic importance, the budget has also allocated the necessary amount of money to small infrastructure projects that are associated with daily needs. Population. “Besides the conditional budget, an additional amount of Rs 29.8 million has been allocated for infrastructure development,” he said. “In coordination with the federal and provincial governments, we will build road infrastructure and other infrastructure in all settlements in the municipality,” he added. The municipality has unveiled a budget of Rs 486.91 million for the coming year.