KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has launched the website with the map of the local levels and the map portal on Thursday.
It is based on the interactive GIS portal, the Ministry said. The details to the ward level of the 753 local levels of the country can be accessed at www.mofald.gov.np/.
The portal would help make the local levels information-friendly based on information technology and to deliver good governance and transparent services by internalising the information technology, Ministry secretary Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said
He said the local levels can add or remove its information on the website and maps as per the need. A mobile app for the Ministry has also been developed along with the website, according to Thapaliya.
The Ministry has allocated a grant of Rs 600 thousand to each local level for conducting training on IT and also assigned one information officer to every local level.Follow @gorkhapost
Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV
KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.
During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.
A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.
On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.
Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.
Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.Follow @gorkhapost