July 14, 2017
Nepal’s largest metropolis Pokhara-Lekhnath is to have a budget of Rs 4.03 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18.
The budget, which includes a central grant of Rs 1.82 billion and Rs 2.21 billion from revenue and taxes, was unveiled by Mayor Man Bahadur GC during the first meeting of the municipal council held on Thursday.
The mayor said that infrastructure development has been accorded the highest priority with an allocation of Rs 1.36 billion, almost 34 percent of the budget. He added that they would develop the city with infrastructure matching international standards.
Mayor GC mentioned that education, health, tourism, cleanliness, roads, irrigation and agriculture are the other focus areas for the metropolis.
The upcoming fiscal year begins on July 16.