KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The government of Nepal Tuesday issued a white paper on the properties owned by the Nepal Trust, a government entity formed to manage the nationalized properties of the royal family.
Chairman of the Trust, also Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ishwar Pokharel released the white paper detailing the movable and immovable properties.
According to the paper, the Trust owns 21,562 ropanies of lands in 12 districts of the country. The Trust has 15,101 ropanies of land in Dhading district, 4,442 ropanies in Kathmandu, 113 ropanies in Bhaktapur, eight ropanes in Lalitpur, 240 ropanies in Nuwakot, 194 ropanies in Dhankuta, 26 ropanies in Makwanpur, nine ropanies in Kavrepalanchowk, 27 ropanies in Sindhupalchowk, 475 ropanies in Surkhet, 174 ropanies in Kaski and 767 ropanies in Chitwan.
The lands have been used for various purposes except those of Dhading which is covered by forest.
The paper also details the lands leased to various organizations.
The Trust has leased 2,792 ropanies to Gokarna Forest Resort, five ropanies to Concept Developers Pvt Ltd, six ropanies to Standard Chartered Bank, 19 ropanies to Town Developers Pvt Ltd, one ropani in Durbarmarga and four ropanies in Tahachal to Thakserku Trading.
Likewise, some other properties have also been leased temporarily.
See the details below: