Kathmandu, March 14
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has inspected the under-construction buildings of Nepal Army headquarters.
CEO Gyewali expressed satisfaction at the on-going reconstruction of army headquarters with proper safety requirements to prevent damages from natural disasters in future and also requested Nepal Army to reconstruct all other structures damaged by the April 2015 earthquake in safer way.
Gyewali praised Nepal Army for playing an important role in rescue and relief works immediately after the earthquake and assured that the NRA would extend all its support in the post-earthquake reconstruction of all the Nepal Army structures.
Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa said the reconstruction was going on with support and coordination from the NRA and expressed hope that the reconstruction of the army headquarters will be completed by April 25.
CoAS Thapa said Nepal Army would ensure safety of structures to be constructed in the future too and that NA was committed on maintaining quality and standards. He said all structures of the Army would be reconstructed by the NRA’s deadline.
According to Nepal Army, 99 percent of the reconstruction of the headquarters has been completed. There will be 47 office rooms in the headquarter building.
The estimated cost of the reconstruction is Rs. 3.49 billion.
NRA joint secretaries Shiv Hari Sharma and Pitambar Ghimire, and joint secretary and Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Buildings) Nabaraj Pyakurel were present during the inspection.