UN inspects PLA camp in Rolpa

Dahaban (Rolpa), January 9:

The UN team arrived at the Fifth Division of Maoists’ People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the main cantonment site in Dahaban, Rolpa, today.

The team acquired information about the physical infrastructure of the cantonment and the places where containers for locking up Maoists’ arms and UN office will be established.

The UN team included military advisor Patrick Suchathan, infrastructure expert Dr Emmanuel, communication expert Lorge Eric, Andrew of United Nations Development Fund and Maoist engineer Lok Bahadur Raut. Vice commander of Fifth Division, Bibek, briefed the UN team about the situation of health, drinking water, communication, electricity and transportation facilities in the Division camp. The UN team stated that two more monitoring teams of UN would be arriving in Nepal for monitoring of cantonment sites. The first team will arrive by this Friday, the UN team added.

Talking to the visiting UN team, division vice commander Bibek said the arms monitoring process was being delayed.

Meanwhile, a report from Nepalgunj said the UN arms and army monitor team arrived here today to set up its office in Nepalgunj. The team, led by Colonel Juilo Bidu, will soon open its regional office here and start monitoring the cantonment areas. The regional office will monitor the Maoists’ fifth, sixth and seventh divisions in Dahaban of Rolpa, Dasharathpur of Surkhet and Masuriya of Kailali, respectively.