Nepal declared open-defecation free country
Kathmandu, Sept. 30: Nepal has been declared an open-defecation free (ODF) country today.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli made the declaration on this notable achievement Nepal made at a programme organized by Ministry of Water Supply in Kathmandu.
The declaration was made in recognition of all 753 local units of 77 districts that had declared themselves open-defecation free recently.
PM Oli assured that Nepal will achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within its stipulated deadline.
PM Oli shared that the government is working for elevating the country from below the poverty line, eliminating illiteracy and graduating Nepal from a least developed country to the developed one.
The PM was hopeful that the declaration will support in the promotion of health and wellbeing of people, reduction in medication expenses, reduction in infection of communicable disease, reduction in mortality rate as well as an increase in life expectancy. Similarly, Minister for Water Supply Beena Magar said Nepal is moving towards ensuring basic sanitation coverage to all the population.
Likewise, Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Istiyak Rai spoke of the need for Nepal to pay attention towards the development of physical infrastructure.