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UN-Habitat Presents study on Compact Rural Settlements at National Planning CommissionPosted 4 February, 11:32 am
KATHMANDU, 3 February—UN-Habitat presented its study on Compact Rural Settlement to the National Planning commission (NPC) on 3rd February 2012 at the NPC Meeting room under the chairmanship of Mr Dipendra Bahadur Kshetri, Vice chairman of NPC .During the presentation there were about 30 participants from various Government line agencies, civil societies and donor agencies.
The presentation started with the welcome speech from Mr Padma Sunder Joshi, Habitat Programme Manager, who filled the hall with inspiration by enhancing the importance of this study and developing a policy paper on compact rural settlement in Nepal.
Continuing the presentation, Mr. Umesh Malla, Housing expert and consultant for this study presented the status of scattered and isolated settlements in Nepal and its problem. He continued awakening the awareness of the existing scenario and issues of scattered settlements in Nepal based on past studies relating to the poverty situation, lack of access to basic facilities and services, and natural disasters recorded within 2001-2010. As a solution for all these vulnerable conditions he proposed the strategic policy framework for Compact Rural Settlements (CRS) with improvised goals and objectives of the policy.
As soon as the presentation came to an end all the enthusiastic attendants came up with their valued suggestions and queries. Which were gladly accepted with a promise to enhance the policy paper mainly focusing on agricultural sector as well hierarchy of the settlements from urban to rural sector. After the presentation and discussion of the presentation the meeting was concluded by the closing speech of Mr. Dipendra Bahadur Kshetri, Vice Chairman of NPC who thanked everyone for their valuable comments and suggestions. He also added the legal aspects of the nation to be considered along with the cultural as well as political aspects while developing the policy. He added that combined capabilities of the community will make the project a success and that government should appropriately focus on resource that will be allocated.