Minister for Urban Development Ram Kumari Jhankri has said there will be no programmes relating to the construction of view tower and meeting hall in the government policy and programme for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Minister said there would be no budget to construct view -tower and meeting halls next fiscal year as a modality of operation of such structures was missing and it would cause unlimited responsibility on the part of the government, contributing nothing to the improvement of people's livelihood. The Minister, however, insisted on completing the ongoing projects relating to the construction of 32 meeting halls with priority.
Besides, as the Minister said, the government will replace the integrated settlement development programme with a new programme for the settlement development. " The integrated settlement development programme has turned ineffective in hilly and mountainous areas. And in case of the Kathmandu Valley and the Terai, land crisis is the issue for its implementation."
Source: National News Agency Nepal