KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 12
Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya has presented exaggerated and colourful success stories of his tenure as head of the country's largest local government.
Addressing mediapersons today during the 27th Metropolitan Day, Mayor Shakya said the local government had itself blacktopped around 200 kilometres road inside its jurisdiction.
"Concrete flooring was used for construction of an additional 15-kilometre road, while brick blocks were used for an additional of 10-kilometre road," he added.
Shakya further said, "A total of 489-km road segments had been covered with decorative stones, potholes and damages were repaired in 226-km road segments, and an 18-km sewerage system was built inside the metropolis during my tenure."
He also said a total of 17 new parks had been built inside the valley, while 53 similar parks were on the pipeline for construction. A total of four sky bridges and 11 pedestrian bridges were built. Of the 32 ward offices, six ward offices have been built, while construction of an additional 10 ward offices are on the pipeline inside the metropolis in a period of over four years.
The metropolis has promulgated more than 60 rules and regulations regarding the rights and duties of the local government.
This is the first local government that has following the country's transition into the federal republic.
He said a total of seven health clinics had been established during his tenure while kidney dialysis for 10 people were made available inside the valley at Birendra Sainik Hospital. Shakya also claimed he provided 46 ventilators worth Rs 116 million to battle COVID-19.
KMC has started providing Rs 12,000 to senior elderly people inside the valley.
Likewise, Mayor Shakya said Rs 3,000 would be provided to disabled people inside the metropolis.
The KMC has also built the life-size statues of four martyrs of the country and formed the Tara Devi Memorial Foundation, Natikaji Memorial Foundation and Premdhoj Pradhan Memorial Foundation.
A version of this article appears in the print on December 13, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.