'Effective measures to be adopted for resolving landless squatters' issues'

Rupandehi, Aug 7: Former Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) General-Secretary Bishnu Prasad Poudel has stated the government will adopt effective measures to address the issues surrounding the landless squatters.

Addressing the ceremony held to inaugurate the building of Butwal Sub-Metropolitan CIity-2 and Senior Citizen Meeting Point at Butwal today, Poudel reiterated that a high-level commission would be set up to resolve the landless squatters' issues.

"The Commission will identify those without land and those living haphazardly," he said, informing that the Bill designed to amend the Lands Act was in Federal Parliament for deliberation.

On a different note, Poudel opined that Jitgadhi Fort, which was a pride of Butwal, should be promoted. "It should be developed as a national heritage of international importance," he said.

Informing about the preparation with regard to expansion of Butwal-Kohalpur road, he spoke of the need to build new bridge in the place of the old Tinau Bridge that was in a dilapidated state.

Poudel urged the people's representatives and staffers in the Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City and its wards to utilize the budget appropriately.

On the occasion, State Assembly member Bhoj Prasad Shrestha said that works in local levels were undertaken to assure the public of the presence of local government.

Likewise, Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City Chief Shivaraj Subedi pointed out the need for well-managed plans and programmes and its effective implementation.

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