Kathmandu, June 30
The Government of China today handed over a training academy building at Matatirtha in Chandragiri Municipality to Armed Police Force. The academy was constructed with support from the People’s Republic of China.
Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Lok Darshan Regmi and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the handover of the building in presence of Minister of Home Affairs Janardan Sharma at a programme in the APF Headquaters.
The academy spreads over an area of 318 ropani land and was constructed at the cost of Rs 3.6 billion. The China Railway Construction Company constructed the academy building within the stipulated time of two years. Main academic block, auditorium, covered hall, football ground, gymnasium hall, helipad, basketball court and other necessary blocks are made in the academy.
After the agreement, Secretary Regmi expressed his confidence that the academy would help enhance APF’s professionalism.
Likewise, Chinese Ambassador Yu expressed her happiness at completion of the project in the given deadline despite obstructions.
On the occasion, Inspector General of APF Singha Bahadur Shrestha and Executive Director of the Academy Ram Sharan Poudel said the academy would provide the best training to APF personnel.
A version of this article appears in print on July 01, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.