Under-construction of Hilton Hotel row feature in parliamentary discussion

11th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Today's parliamentary meeting has discussed the effects of the foundational construction of the 'Tree Hilton Hotel' to the local people at Naxal of the capital city.

The Jagadamba Hospitality Company has initiated the construction of the Hotel in Naxal.

The Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament held discussion on the matter. It is noted that the level of public road went down first and then the houses of locals are seen with cracks with the start of the construction,

Locals have accused the Hotel of unnecessarily digging out the land for the construction in a way to affect the houses of the people in the settlement.

The parliamentarians have demanded responses from the authorities concerned to that effect. The lawmakers demanding responses in the parliament are Udaya Nepali Shrestha, Akabar Shah, Janak Raj Joshi and Milan Rajbanshi, among others.

On the occasion, Secretary at Ministry of Urban Development Dipendra Nath Sharma while responding to the queries said that this type of incident was not first of its kind and the Ministry has put introducing Housing Act in priority to resolve such problem.

At the meeting, Kathmandu Valley Development Authority Dr Bhaikaji Tiwari said that the Hotel was only granted initial approval for the construction of two-storey structure in the basement.