Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a trauma centre in Nepal. The eight-storey National Trauma Centre at Kathmandu’s Bir Hospital, has a capacity of 200 beds. He said the trauma centre is the best present of India-Nepal friendship which will help in saving precious lives.
Modi who is in Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit starting from tomorrow said this will work as a link of life between both the neighboring nations and India will provide all that is needed for it in the future also. Mr. Modi also announced that a thousand megawatt power plant will be started soon, adding that it will help brighten up Nepal.
Later, Prime Minister Modi and his Nepal counterpart, Mr. Sushil Koirala jointly flagged off Nepal-India friendship passenger bus service which will run on daily basis between Kathmandu and New Delhi from today onwards.
Mr. Modi said that his government is working on providing wi-fi system in the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service for travelers to explore the world while traveling to Nepal. He also presented a ‘Dhruv’ helicopter to Nepal at an army function at Tundikhel in Kathmandu. Mr. Modi said the helicopter will take care of Nepal’s security concerns
Announcing a number of facilities for Nepal, Prime Minister Modi said, from now on, visitors to Nepal can carry 500 and 1000 rupees denomination currency notes upto a limit of Rs 25,000 which was not the case earlier. He also announced the slashing of telephone call rates by 35 per cent from India to Nepal.
He said the Indian government has received lot of suggestions from Nepal to start e-library and we are working on it. He said along with highways, India will also take care of i-ways or information ways between both the nations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today also requested all the political parties of Nepal to collectively make the Constitution and adopt it at the earliest. He said, this will give a new face of the democratic Nepal to the whole world. He said Nepal’s satisfaction is a reason for India to smile.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi said that he knows and understand that people of Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath have been disappointed because he has not visited these three places despite being interested due to time constraint.
Modi said when he visited Nepal last time, he said that he would visit these places during his next visit but he could not do so. Mr. Modi, however, assured that he will visit these places in the near future by road to know the problems being faced by people of these places and will try to solve them.