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Budget released for construction of industrial villages in 45 local levels



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has released budget to 45 local levels for the construction of industrial villages
As per a Cabinet decision to build the industrial villages in 45 local levels, the ministry has released Rs. 9.2 million to each local unit for infrastructure development in the proposed industrial villages, said Urmila KC, spokesperson at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.
The federal government has planned to establish an industrial village each in 130 local units across the country this fiscal year.
The government has allocated a budget of Rs. 2.64 billion for the establishment of industrial village in 130 local levels.
Under the project, the local governments will construct various infrastructures required for industrial activities attracting the private sector to invest and run the industries.
She said that the project would be instrumental in promoting domestic and small-scale tourism across the country.
The industrial villages are proposed in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan, Tulispur Sub-Metropolitan City, Dang, Dharan Sub Metropolitan City, Sunsari, Sunwal Municipality, Nawalparasi, Dhangadhimai Municipality, Siraha, Sabaila Municipality, Dhanusha and Panchapuri Municipality, Surkhet.
Likewise, the ministry has allocated budget to Dhulikhel Municipality, Kavrepalanchok, Thaha Municipality, Makwanpur, Rampur Municipality, Palpa, Sainamaina Municipality, Rupandehi, Waling Municipality, Syangjha and Tilottoma Municipality, Rupandehi.
Panchkhal Municipality, Kavrepalanchok, Tansen Municipality, Palpa, Putali Bazaar Municipality, Syangja, Tripurasundari Municipality, Dolpa, Melauli Municipality, Baitadi, Belauri Municipality, Kanchanpur, Lahan Municipality, Siraha, Baglung Municipality, Baglung, Bhimeshwor Municipality, Dolakha and Rainas Municipality, Lamjung have also been allocated budget for the industrial villages.
Punarwas Municipality, Kanchanpur, Anbukharani Municipality, Tanahun, Khajura Gaupalika, Banke, Bihadi Gaupalika, Parbat, Siranchok Gaupalika, Gorkha, Rishing Gaupalika, Tanahun, Shahid Lakhan Gaupalika, Gorkha, Tarakhola Gaupalika, Baglung and Arjunchaupari Gaupalika, Syangja have received the budget for the construction of industrial villages.
Also Jorayal Gaunpalika, Doti, Taklakot Gaunpalika, Bhajhang, Molung Gaunpalika, Okhaldhunga, Chapakot Municipality and Gyalang Municipality of Syangja, Chathar Jorpati Gaunpalika, Dhankuta, Hariwan Municipality, Sarlahi, Bardhaghat Municipality, Nawalparasi, Sworgadwari Municipality, Pyuthan, Rosi Gaunpalika, Kavrepalanchok, Jaljala Gaunpalika, Parbat, Parkhibas Municipality, Dhankuta and Bandipur Gaunpalika, Tanahun have received the budget for the construction of industrial villages.
The industrial villages are being established with the aim of promoting small and cottage industries, which use local raw materials.
Micro, cottage, small and medium industries based on local raw materials will be promoted in the industrial villages in local levels, KC said.
The government had proposed the budget for the establishment of industrial villages citing that it would contribute to the utilisation of local raw materials, skills and technologies.
She said that the ministry would submit a proposal to the Cabinet for approval for the establishment of industrial villages based on the demand of local levels. 

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