Govt decides to give a five-day public holiday on Sept. 18 election

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Kathmandu: The government Monday has decided to give a five-day public holiday in eight districts of province no.2 for the successful completion of the third-phase of local election scheduled for September 18.

The public holiday will come to an effect from September 15 to September 19, said Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet after the cabinet meeting.

The cabinet meeting endorsed upcoming visit of Prime Minister Deuba to New York to address in the 72 the United Nations General Assembly, said Minister Basnet. The government appointed Gyan Chandra Acharya as economic advisor of Prime Minister Deuba.

The cabinet appointed Narendra Raj Basnet as chairman of High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation.

According to Minister Basnet, the government has also announced to give four-year visa to the children of non-resident Nepalis who have not yet received Nepali citizenships. Earlier, this provision was just for two years.

The cabinet meeting has also decided to accept assistance of Rs. 1.5 billion to be provided by the World Bank for rebuilding the infrastructure damaged by the earthquake of April 25, 2015.

The government has decided to table a bill related to the elections of President and Vice-president at the Legislature Parliament, said Minister Basnet.