July 20, 2024, Saturday

Tourism Minister Ale expressed outrage over the budget cuts by the finance ministry.

Tourism Minister Ale expressed outrage over the budget cuts by the finance ministry.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has lashed out at Finance Minister Janardan Sharma for cutting his ministry’s budget by Rs 10 billion.

Despite repeated requests by Minister Ale while replying to the queries raised by the lawmakers on the appropriation budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Sharma said tourism

He said that he was very saddened that the partnership programs with some local levels had to be cut when the budget was cut. He said that the size of the budget would increase by 9.8 percent but the budget of his ministry could not be continued due to huge cuts.

Minister Ale said that he was comfortable with the issue of not being able to continue the projects in the constituencies of the parliamentarians due to the budget cut by the Ministry of Finance. Minister Ale visited Pokhara within 6 months.