Valley’s Ratna Park to have child, disabled-friendly toiletsKathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is building child and disabled-friendly toilets inside Ratna Park.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is building child and disabled-friendly toilets inside Ratna Park.
Officials said the KMC has earmarked Rs 1.6 for the project and the facility will be completed within three months.
Unicef has also offered $6,000 for the undertaking.
“We have issued tender notice in Gorkhapatra on Sunday,” said Rabin Man Shrestha, chief of the KMC Environment Division. “This is an attempt to give
better facilities to our young visitors and persons with disabilities.”
The planned lavatory will have separate units dedicated to disabled persons, children and general visitors. The KMC also plans to rely on rainwater harvesting to water the facility.
The facility, Shrestha said, will be a new to Ratna Park which reopened for public after renovation only four months ago.
“It is a part of Ratna Park gentrification project,” Shrestha said. He added that since the park reopened on June 30, it has received 106,734 visitors and earned Rs 2.4 million through ticket sales. Children and disabled persons can enter the park free of cost.
Harisharan KC of the KMC Environment Division said the park is visited by over a dozen disabled persons in a week. “We expect a rise in the number of visitors with disabilities after the completion of new toilet facility,” he said.