Kathmandu, June 15

Kathmandu Metropolitan City is to present the policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-22 on Thursday.

Like the current fiscal, KMC's policies and programmes for the next fiscal are mainly focused on prevention and control of coronavirus pandemic and alleviating its adverse impacts.

KMC Spokesperson Ishwar Man Dangol said, "Completing the projects which are in operation in the current fiscal year, but which could not be concluded due to various reasons is also the main agenda of the policies and programmes.

Similarly, alleviating the economic, social and cultural problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic is also included in the programmes."

The 61st meeting of the KMC municipal executive has already been held before this under the chairmanship of Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya for bringing the policies and programmes for fiscal 2021-22.

Mayor Shakya has urged the chairs of all 32 wards in the metropolis to collect the works that have to be carried out in the coming fiscal year in the form of plans and forward the same after verifying them in the ward committee meetings.

KMC had allocated a budget of Rs 15.50 billion for the current fiscal year.

Out of this budget allocation, Rs 3.95 billion was earmarked for physical infrastructure sector. Only 25 per cent of this budget has been spent so far.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 16, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.