Stakeholders have demanded the earliest implementation of the government's programme for the current fiscal year to allocate ten public spaces in the Kathmandu Valley and one space in each constituency.
They raised their concern over the condition of available public spaces in the Valley being used as dumping sites or parking lots by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).
Speakers at a programme organized on preservation of public spaces by Primary Health Care Centre here today also underscored preservation of such spaces for the effective disaster management.
The municipal new building code dictates that at least five percent spaces of the total land should be left unused while constructing a house or any other structures within the KMC.
Presenting a working paper, Suman Maharjan expressed his dismay over the increasing lack of public spaces in the Kathmandu Valley.
Likewise, other participants as Sachin Maharjan and Prakash Maharjan said that many vegetable bazaars in the Valley were placed haphazardly.