Kathmandu Metropolitan City Prioritizes Education and Health Sectors – myRepublica


Kathmandu, June 20: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has adopted the policy of making Durbar High School a national-level model school.

The policy includes a plan to improve education in the metropolis, the continued teaching of the local curriculum, and the addition of two additional subjects to the 11 technical and vocational subjects currently taught.

Similarly, KMC announced plans to establish and operate the community learning center at the ward level and arrange for the regular health screening of community school students, installation of fire extinguishers in schools and operation of an electronic library.

This is stated in the policies and programs for the financial year 2022/23 presented by KMC Mayor Balendra Shah on Sunday.

Similarly, in the health sector, the policies and programs mention that clinics at the ward level would be transformed into health centers, the necessary arrangements would be made to provide taxpayer insurance coverage, in which KMC would provide a subsidy by 50%, free hospital beds would be made available to patients from destitute and disadvantaged communities and the Ayurvedic system would be promoted.

In this regard, the KMC plans to issue the Metropolitan Public Health Act to improve the quality of health services and increase their accessibility. KMC also plans to operate an integrated ambulance service, a “one school, one nurse” and the “school social worker program”.

The policy of preparing the digital profile of physical infrastructure such as road, drain, water pipe, street lights and telephone has been included in the infrastructure development policy. KMC plans to make the current infrastructure ambulance service well-equipped and resourceful.

Here are highlights of KMC’s plans and policies:

A sustainable and systematic solution for Kathmandu waste management will be sought to make the city clean and green

The upgrading and improvement of neighborhoods will be done in direct connection with the population.

The road network and drinking water will be managed.

A provision of Rs 50 million has been made for the construction of Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Rs 40 million for the construction of the National Hospital for Child Health building and Rs 50 million for the construction of the Chhetrapati Free Clinic.

Melamchi Municipality and Panchpokhari Village Municipality will receive Rs 25 million and Rs 5 million respectively for disaster management. The Metropolitan City of Kathmandu will be declared a literate metropolis.

The infrastructure ambulance will be continued and the necessary materials will be provided for traditional fencing in public transport waiting rooms.

Monasteries, stupas and chaityas of World Heritage Sites will be preserved and promoted.

The Metropolitan City of Kathmandu will be developed as an international film and historical center.

The international branding of beverages produced by Newari will be achieved.

CCTV cameras will be installed in all offices in the city.

The Mayor’s Program will take place on the first Sunday of each month to discuss revenue and finance issues. Applications will be developed to store electronic data.

Companies will be managed for real estate business.

Tax rates will be changed – the online tax collection system will be further improved.

The size and placement of promotional materials, including advertisements and billboards, would be regulated.

Tax rates for multi-storey buildings within the municipality will be reviewed. Subsidies will be given for the production of local and foreign films.

Tax offices will be open even on public holidays. The car parks will be managed efficiently.

CCTV surveillance with GPS tracking will be provided in vehicles and public places.

The private sector will be encouraged.

The feasibility study for an underground car park with reverse drilling will be carried out in metropolitan France.

KMC’s own market will open and meeting centers for the elderly will be set up.

Banks and financial institutions will be encouraged to set up disabled-friendly banks and ATMs.

Infrastructure for open gymnasium, aerobics, yoga and other sports will be developed. Sports projects in collaboration with national and international clubs will be launched.

Spotlights for night sports will also be provided.

Skills development and entrepreneurship will be encouraged.

Training related to sculpture, cabinetmaking and metallurgy will be provided to interested young people.

Technical assistance will be provided to start-up industries and businesses.

Tax exemption and benefits will be granted on a needs basis.

The sale and distribution of local products in shopping centers and department stores will be encouraged.

Arrangements will be made to ensure the safety and dignity of nighttime activities. A cooperative policy will be introduced.

Arrangements will be made to renew the registration and renewal of cooperatives electronically.

An electronic cooperation program for institutional development, expansion and improvement of organizations will be introduced.

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