World Habitat Day marked

Kathmandu, October 1:

The World Habitat Day was marked here today by organising various programmes with the slogan: ‘’A Safe City Is a Just City’’.

Speaking at a programme organised by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Member of the National Planning Commission, Ramakanta Gauro urged all to abide by the Code of Building Construction along with the improvement of environment and systematic settlement so as to materialize the slogan of the safe city: the just city.

Officiating Secretary of the Ministry, Kishor Thapa, emphasised on extirpation of the concept that police is needed for a safe city, and judge for a just city. It is everyone’s duty to ensure urban development, he said.

Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Local Development Som Subedi, General Secretary of Nepal Federation of Municipalities, Bidur Mainali, Chairman of Nepal Land and Housing Development Association, Buddhi Narayan Shrestha said the haphazard urbanization has added multifarious problems and challenges.