Kathmandu, July 11 (RSS): The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed all the local level governments to enforce the basic construction standard relating to habitat development, urban plan and building construction, 2072.
The directive to all the local level units was dispatched today in response to increasing public complaints over weak enforcement of the building code, section officer at the Ministry Bishnu Shrestha said.
The standard requires enforcement of the employment of architect or engineer to supervise the building design, infrastructure and construction and for the local levels to employ their technician to recommend the construction-related works. Likewise, soil testing is mandatory for construction a building with three or more storey.
The district natural disaster relief committee is to identify the risk zones in the district and prohibit any kind of construction work while public land should be declared as open space to be converted into green parks.
Furthermore, as per the National Land Use Policy, 2069, the land needs to be categorized and construction should take place only in the land that has been categorized for the same.