Government of Nepal
Ministry of Urban Development
Department of Urban Development & Building Construction
Regional Urban Development Project
Plans and Programs

Planned Activities

Develop urban infrastructure in the Municipalities:
  • construction and/or rehabilitation of about 200 km of stormwater drains;
  • improvement of about 240 km of key roads with urban design features, and at least 40 km of footpaths;
  • construction of sanitary landfill sites and resource recovery centers through O&M embedded contracts;
  • construction of about 20 km of sewers in Biratnagar; and
  • construction of septage treatment facilities in Bheemdatt, Dhangadhi, Godawari and Suklaphant.
Strengthen the capacity of the Municipalities:
  • ensuring that at least 30% of the PBSEDP is spent on socio- economic infrastructure and GESI-related activities;
  • ensuring that urban master plans, including poverty pockets and planning and building bylaws, with disaster risk resilience features, are adopted in the Godawari, Bheemdatt, Dhangadhi, and Suklaphant;
  • ensuring that O&M plans are implemented in all Municipalities;
  • ensuring that GIS-based house numbering system and utility database are operationalized in all Municipalities;
  • introducing or strengthening integrated property tax system;
  • constructing energy-efficient and inclusive municipal office buildings in Godawari and Suklaphant; and
  • ensuring that the improved organizational structure, including a social development section, for the Godawari and Suklaphant is approved by the respective Municipal councils.
Improving urban planning and project preparation capacity:
  • ensuring adoption and operationalization of the project bank guidelines and operational manual for the new Urban Planning and Development Center in DUDBC;
  • preparing pre-feasibility study and detailed projects for multi-sector, sub-regional investment programs; and
  • preparing at least two detailed project reports in solid waste management, drainage, roads, water supply and/or sanitation.


Chakravarti Kanth
Project Director

Navin K. Devkota
Information Officer

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