The government has decided to construct the second international airport at Nijgadh using funds from the state coffers.
A cabinet meeting held at Baluwatar on Thursday took the decision to this effect. The meeting also decided to begin land acquisition process for the construction of the second international airport at Nijgadh, informed Minister for Industry Som Prasad Pandey.
He informed that the cabinet endorsed the policy and program for the fiscal year 2016/17.
“The policy and program will be presented at the Parliament on May 8 at 4 pm,” he said.
Likewise, the cabinet endorsed the proposal forwarded by the Ministry for Information and Communications to fix the minimum salary of working journalists and other employees working in media.
The endorsed proposal has fixed minimum salary of working journalists and other employees in national media at Rs 19,500 and at Rs 14,400 respectively. Similarly, the minimum salary of working journalists and other employees in other media have been fixed at Rs 14,100 and 12,500 respectively.
On May 1, the Ministry for Information and Communications had sent a proposal to the Council of Ministers to fix the minimum salary of working journalists based on the recommendation by the Minimum Wage Fixation Committee.