CM Poudel inspects site proposed for integrated settlement

Hetauda, August 10

A team, including Chief Minister Dormani Poudel of Province 3, today inspected the proposed site at Manebhanjyang in Hetauda sub-metropolis-18 for the construction of an integrated settlement for landless squatters.

The provincial government has allocated some 200 million rupees for the construction of the settlement in the current fiscal. In the first phase of the plan, the CM’s team inspected a public plot spread in 20 bigahas of land abutting Gorakshyaswor and Jwati community forests in Mahebhanjyang.

According to CM Poudel, around 400 families will be accommodated in the inspected area. “The integrated settlement to be built here will be a model one in the entire country,” he said, adding that the construction of the settlement would start soon.

While the provincial government will bear the cost of the development of the settlement, the families living in the settlement will also be told to donate labour.

The Office of the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers stated that such settlements could be developed in other districts following a feasibility study.

The plan to relocate the impoverished communities in the model settlement was adopted with the initiative of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the chief minister. Today’s observation team also comprised District Coordination Committee Makawanpur chief Raghunath Khulal, secretary at the Industry, Forest, Environment Ministry Shiva Kumar Wagle, chief at District Forest Office Pralhad Dhital and Hetauda sub-metropolis-18 ward chair Anil Baniya.