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Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem

Posted 11 October, 09:03 pm

Recognizing the problem of the landless squatters, the government and non-governmental agencies are working jointly with squatters to bring a common concept on the issue.

Organizing a national workshop on the occasion of World Habitat Day, the Department of Urban Development and Building Code for the first time has included squatters in resolving the problem.

Addressing the workshop, UN Habitat’s Country Program Manager PS Joshi said that the new initiatives would help bring to the fore problems of the landless people.

The outcome of the workshop would be presented at DUDBC on Monday. Though the first Monday of October is marked as World Habitat Day, the function was postponed in Nepal due to the Dashain festival.

Source:  Republica, 11 Oct 2014

photo: un.org