Minister for Industry Mahesh Basnet yesteday said the government was preparing to bring into operation eight different industries that have remained closed for a long time.
Speaking to the media in Bharatpur, Minister Basnet said the government was holding negotiations with the private sector to reopen the industries.
He added that the industries will come into operation once the meeting of the Determination Committee is held at the Finance Ministry.
Among the industries that the government plans to rejuvenate include Sugar Factory in Birgunj, Garment Factory in Hetauda and industries in Butwal.
On a different note, Minister Basnet said although efforts were continuing to draft the new constitution on the scheduled date, the possibility of a constitution based on consensus was diminishing. RSS