Proposal to grade Ilam municipality to Sub-metropolis
ILAM: Nepali Congress (NC) Ilam Town Committee has come up with a proposal to make Ilam Municipality a Sub-Metropolitan City by expanding its geographical area.
A meeting of the NC Town Committee on Wednesday put forth a proposal to integrate eight VDCs of northern part with existing Ilam municipality to make it a Sub-Metropolitan City.
The proposal was to integrate Barbote, Sumbek, Sulubung, Mabu, Maimajhuwa, Maipokhari, Puwamajhuwa and Sakhejung VDC with Ilam municipality to make a greater Ilam City, said NC Ilam Town Committee President Hom Basnet.
The population of the sub-metropolis upon integration of all these VDCs will reach 49,142. The NC shared that the proposal to make Ilam a sub-metropolis was based on the geography, population, available resources and means, convenience for service providers and symmetric residence.
NC came up with the new proposal when a discussion on local body restructuring was underway.