Options galore for street vendors

Kathmandu, November 12:

Authorities tasked with locating places to relocate Informal Sector Service Providers (ISSPs) have identified 31 places for

relocation.

In a recent crackdown, the Home Ministry had driven the ISSPs out from streets.

A meeting of the ISSPs and

a committee, which was formed under the Home

Ministry to identify the places, today came up with the list of places where the relocation

can take place.

Shiva Kattel, president, Federation of National Industries and Commerce (FNIC), said today they were going to submit the final report on their findings on Friday.

The registration of informal sector service providers will conclude by Friday.

Kattel added they were working to relocate 6,000 ISSPs and regulate their business. The

ISSPs have agreed to run market on Saturdays, Kattel said.

He further added that they had also agreed to run their businesses in shifts in coordination with the panel formed under the coordination of

Keshav Sthapit, a former

mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Sthapit said they had decided to remove the ISSPs from Sundhara and relocate them to the core area in Khichhapokhari.

They have also decided to relocate the ISSPs of Ranipokhari on the area located between Sainik Manch and Ratnapark.

The informal sector service providers of Jamal will be shifted to Kamalakshi.