Dolpa, January 9 : The people’s representatives from Upper Dolpa have reached Singha Durbar demanding telephone tower.
Chairman of Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality, Tashi Tundup Gurung, shared that they have reached Kathmandu to exert pressure on the related ministry so that the central level would take initiative to connect the Upper Dolpa with telephone facility.
The delegation of the people’s representatives also took together Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dhana Bahadur Budha, to meet the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota.
“For not having telephone communications, the people in the Upper Dolpa located in the north of the district headquarters, do not get help even in times of emergency. When someone is seriously sick, his/her immediate rescue and treatment is impossible for lack of telephone,” Gurung said.
It takes four to five days trek to reach the villages having telephones from the Upper Dolpa. Such issues of misery were shared before the Minister.
After meeting Minister Baskota, we’ve been hopeful that the rights concentrated in central capital would be devolved to remote areas too, he added.
Talking to the National News Agency (RSS), Minister of State Budha said the Minister was urged to take initiative to set up 16 telephone towers in various six places in Upper and Lower Dolpas.
The central government was further demanded to pay heed to other physical infrastructures for road connectivity, education, health and tourism development.
On the occasion, Minister Banskota expressed commitment to fulfill the demands by coming mid June, according to Minister of State Budha.