Right to Shelter Bill, 2075 BS passed

Kathmandu, Sept 14: The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Right to Shelter Bill, 2075 BS. 

Minister for Urban Development, Mohammad Ishtiak Rai, presented a proposal to this effect in the today's meeting of the lower house of the Federal Parliament. Before this, Minister Rai has presented a proposal seeking discussion on the Right to Shelter Bill, 2075 BS along with the report of the Development and Technology Committee of the parliament.

Taking part in the deliberations on the proposal, lawmaker Prem Suwal, said the capital was being wasted in unproductive sector when people who already have a house in one place constructed another house at a new place. He also cautioned the state against demolishing heritages, ancient settlements and houses in the name of road expansion campaign.

Responding to lawmakers' queries, Minister for Urban Development Rai expressed the commitment to abide by the laws related to construction of shelter including the building code.

The meeting approved the committee's amendments and also incorporated them in the bill.

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