Jul 16, 2024

Pokhara ward six residents submit MoU to Mayor Acharya

Pokhara ward six residents submit MoU to Mayor Acharya

POKHARA, August 31: Residents of Pokhara-6 have submitted a five-point memorandum to Mayor Dhana Raj Acharya while inquiring whether the Pokhara Metropolis will recognize the passed map passed by the government offices while inspecting buildings in the city.
Lakshman Subedi, president of Hotel Association Pokhara Nepal, informed that the memorandum was signed by Bishnu Bahadur Bhattarai, chairman of ward 6 of Pokhara, and submitted on behalf of the ward residents. In the memorandum ward chairman Bhattarai, representatives of various political parties, hotel associations, and civil society, raised questions regarding the documentation of the building. 
In the memo, it is questioned if the metropolis issues a certificate of documentation or also a certificate of completion and whether agencies, especially mortgage appraisers and banks and financial institutions, recognize such certificates as property certificates or not.
The residents of the ward also reminded us that the height of the building map approved in Pokhara for the past 30 years and the constructed building are contradictory, but the responsible body has not changed the relative height standards over time.
Likewise, mentioning the reference to house tax, the residents of the ward mentioned that they were upset when a seven percent tax was imposed on everyone this year. Although the provision that businessmen have to deduct and file tax at source is convenient for the metropolis, it has been complained that most businessmen face a double whammy.
Although the provision that businessmen have to deduct and file tax at source is convenient for the metropolis, it has been complained that most businessmen face a double whammy. Similarly, they mentioned that people were upset when taxes were imposed based on square feet from Fishtail Gate to Khahare Chowk.
It has been complained that for the benefit of some consultancies, under their pressure, various levels of hotels, lodges, restaurants and bars have to submit an atmospheric study report, which was not done in the past, for registration and renewal at the tourist level. A provision has been made that hotels, lodges, restaurants, and bars that will receive a license from the provincial government must submit a brief environmental study and preliminary environmental testing. If this is implemented, 90 percent of the businesses in Pokhara will not be able to renew, said Subedi, president of Hotel Association Pokhara Nepal. Therefore, Subedi said that since there is a provision on behalf of the metropolitan city to give an environmental study report, the process of giving the study report as specified should be easy and quick.
According to the residents of the ward, another problem is how to reduce the impact of the state government's heavy increase in the government valuation of land even in the face of the real low real value of real estate. In addition, they have requested the metropolis to pay attention to this issue if there is an opportunity to facilitate it in the future, as the province has increased the fees for partial bond and property transfer.

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