I intention to gather double earnings: Finance Minister Sharma


October 23, Sindhupalchok. Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that he aims to collect double the revenue.

He said this at a program organized on Monday after inspecting the Tatopani border checkpoint and customs office with Sindhupalchok.

Minister Sharma said that the goal was to double the revenue collection amidst various challenges. “I have set a target of raising revenue 200 times more than the target,” he said. Strict measures have been taken to increase revenue.

However, he said that the recent loss of water due to unseasonal rains has added challenges to revenue collection and economic growth. He is confident that the revenue collection will be in line with the target.

Stating that investment should also be increased to increase the revenue, he mentioned that it is necessary to move ahead by coordinating with China for upgrading the road of Tatopani Naka.

Minister Sharma also instructed the Secretary of Finance and the Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to formulate a concrete plan for investment for the development of infrastructure at Tatopani Naka.

He stressed on the need for concrete assistance from the Chinese government and planning for the investment that Nepal can make in the infrastructure development cooperation of the port. “Demand how much budget we need for the infrastructure here, how much work we can do this year,” he said. “Also, evaluate how much the Chinese party will do.” Let’s move the work forward by connecting the two. ‘

As the Tatopani checkpoint is an international checkpoint, the government has taken it seriously and it should be developed on the basis of bilateral coordination, said Minister Sharma.

Minister Sharma, who visited the border and customs office, also inspected the dry port built with the help of the Chinese government. The Tatopani checkpoint is currently closed due to the Corona epidemic. Recently, about a dozen cargo vehicles have been entering Nepal.

The Tatopani Customs has informed that most of the readymade garments enter through the checkpoint. Similarly, apples, rubber, plastic shoes, slippers, okhar and other goods are being imported.





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