September 20, 2017
As the Government of Nepal completed its most-awaited local elections, help started pouring in for the development of the country’s local bodies that are set to change the phase of the country.
In a recent update, the South Korean Government has come forward to extend its support for transforming six local tiers of Nepal into smart cities.
An official information in this regard was revealed at the International City Summit and Mayors’ Forum held from September 10-13, 2017 at South Korean capital Seoul.
Under the plan, South Korea will be offering diverse financial assistance for the development of two metropolitan cities, Pokhara and Kathmandu, and four municipalities including Nilkantha in Dhading, Dhulikhel in Kavre, Ramgram in Nawalparasi and Bhaktapur.
Ramgram Municipality’s Mayor, Narendra Kumar Gupta confirmed this saying the South Korean Government will be providing a strategic framework for the development of the local bodies.
Gupta further informed that the information on diverse strategies for sustainable development in transforming Nepal’s six markets into smart cities was discussed at the Summit.
The summit held in South Korea witnessed a participation of 130 Mayors from 50 different countries. As part of the meet, concerned South Korean officials provided an extensive report on South Korea’s all-round development works spanning 35 years to the participants.
The six-member Nepali delegation, including the Chiefs of the local tiers, attended the event as part of their tour to the Science and Research Centre in South Korea.