NRN to lead social transformation: CPN-UML leader

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Kathmandu, Oct 19 (UNI) Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) have been urged to play an active role in the social transformation in the country apart from promoting it in the international arena.

CPN-UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal told NRN representatives that the government and his party would extend all possible support and create an investment-friendly environment for them.

He said his party would support the amendment NRN Act fulfilling their ''legitimate demands.'' He, however, requested them to use their capital, technology and resources for the national building process.

Mr Nepal noted that the political deadlock prevailing in the Himalyan nation would take some time for ''the breakthrough''.

''The movement of creating a New Nepal has already started and time is rife for the NRNs to initiate their engagements in the country.'' He said the government would strictly monitor all the elements and agencies that hinder the decision making process and slow down the development process.

''No one can be allowed to discourage much-needed productive decisions. The government would rein all the agencies and even commission for investigation of abuse of authority (CIAA), if it affected the decision making and development process,'' he said.

NRN Association president Upendra Mahato stressed on the need to restore security and create investment-friendly environment in the country for NRNs to make their contributions in the country.

''We (NRNs) also request the government to allow us hold dual citizenship, and request CPN UML to take up this issue seriously,'' he noted.

The facility would encourage a large number of NRNs to hold property and start enterprises here in Nepal, he said, it would bring in more investment, expertise and job opportunities in the country.

UNI

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