KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated a new building of Nepal Army (NA) headquarters amidst a special ceremony today.
The building constructed through modern technology is believed to be the first big project, among the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) approved projects, completed within a short period of time meeting the required standards.
The construction works began on June 6, 2016. As many as 400 people worked on a daily basis to complete the project within a span of two years and ten months. The government had allocated Rs 3.44 billion through NRA which is a government body formed to carry out post-earthquake rebuilding works and undertake other such projects.
Following the inaugural session, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokhrel said, the new NA building reflected the government’s vision on how it wanted to take the post-quake rebuilding drive ahead.
The President, constitutionally, is the commander-in-chief of the Nepal Army.