KMC prioritises four major working areas

Kathmandu, November 5

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has prioritised four major working areas — road repair, building code implementation, maintenance of greenery and garbage management.

KMC officials said road repair work would begin soon after field inspection. Roads not wider than eight metres come under the purview of KMC.

The KMC has also prioritised enforcement of the building code. It said regular inspections would be carried out at construction sites to ensure that the building code is complied with.

Likewise, as part of its greenery campaign, trees would be planted on both sides of the roads, traffic islands and river banks, among others, to maintain greenery in the city.

Garbage management is another priority area of KMC. It said efforts would be made to construct a permanent landfill site and remove obstructions posed by the locals in waste disposal at the Okharpauwa landfill site. The Okharpauwa landfill site was constructed as a temporary solution to management of waste in the Kathmandu Valley.

Joint Spokesperson for KMC Nama Raj Dhakal said, “KMC prioritised four working areas to deliver quick results. Pits and potholes on Kathmandu roads will be fixed within this month, while work on other priority areas will also be expedited.”  “For road repair, KMC has allocated Rs 250 million,” Dhakal added. KMC said the planning for greenery programme had already been finalised.

Apart from these four priority areas, KMC has also begun the process of constructing its new office building.  It made public the proposed design of its new building this week.

As per the design, the proposed front face of the building will retain the architecture of the historic Bag Durbar, which housed the KMC office until recently. Bag Durbar was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquakes.