Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sentences to ponder on

The Kathmandu Post editor argues against loss making public enterprises (there are 15 of them running in loss):

...the government needs to identify loss-making sectors where its presence is essential. Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Nepal Electricity Authority are perfect examples of how poor services are undermining our economic potentialities. What is the rationale behind keeping these entities under government management?

P.S: Completely different stuff: The average age for marriage in Nepal is 17. More here. 34% of girls aged 15-19 years are married and only 53% of them discuss family planning with husbands. Pretty worrisome stats there!