The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the Melamchi Municipality have established sisterly relations. KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and Melamchi Municipality mayor Dambar Aryal signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
KMC has established sister-city relations with 12 cities both within the country and abroad. It has such relations with Ramgram and Chandannath municipalities of Nepal and various 10 cities of Japan, Belarus, Myanmar, South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and India. The Melamchi Municipality has sister city relations with Rovereto municipality of Italy.
With the signing of this MoU, KMC will support the Melamchi Municipality in the construction of the Melamchi city park. The two municipalities have signed an agreement for this purpose as well. The park is being constructed at Melamchi Municipality-10 on the bank of the Indrawoti river. It would have a fountain, a helipad, and a playground for children. It is said KMC will provide technical assistance for the construction of the park if the Melamchi Municipality asked for it. The construction of the park will be started in the fiscal year 2020/21 and it would be completed in the fiscal year 2021/22.
KMC will provide an assistance of Rs 15 million for the construction of the garden while the Melamchi Municipality will bear the rest of the cost. Addressing the MoU signing program, mayor Shakya said KMC has been establishing sister-city relations with many municipalities within the country and expressed the hope that it would contribute towards the promotion of tourism and exchange of culture.
Melamchi Municipality mayor Aryal said his municipality was predominantly made of many villages and was in the process of urbanization.