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Nepal spent Rs 137 billion in capital expenditure in 11 months. It has Rs 203 billion for 1 month

The construction for Nepal's first road tunnel is underway.
File: The construction for Nepal’s first road tunnel is underway.

Kathmandu, June 15

The end of the current fiscal year 2021/22 is just one month away, but the government has yet to spend Rs 203 billion in the capital expenditure that it has allocated for the current fiscal year.

It means the government could not get rid of the problem of the low spending capacity also, which would ultimately result in a lot of development and construction works in the final months of the fiscal year in haste. Such a tendency is ultimately blamed for poor development works.

The government had initially allocated Rs 378.09 billion in capital expenditure for the current fiscal year (mid-July 2021 to mid-July 2022). However, it was scaled down to Rs 340.32 billion in the budget revision.

Yet, in 11 months of the year, the government has been able to spend only Rs 137 billion of the amount, informs the Financial Comptroller General Office. This is 36.49 per cent of the revised spending target.

Now, the government can meet the target only when it spends Rs Rs 203 billion in the next 30 days.

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