Nepal Army’s new building ready, President to inaugurate tomorrow

Kathmandu- A new building of the Nepal Army Headquarters has been readied. The building constructed by employing modern technology is believed to be the first biggest project, among the projects approved by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), completed in a short period of time meeting the required standard.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to inaugurate it amidst a special ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday at the NA Headquarters. The construction works began on June 6, 2016 and 400 human resources worked in the project on a daily basis to complete it in two years and ten months. The government had allocated Rs 3.44 billion through the NRA, the government body formed to carry out post-earthquake rebuilding works, to undertake the project.

Through the new building, 1,000 NA human resources can execute works simultaneously.
The seven-story structure with earthquake resistant features has 430 rooms. A total of 47 offices including the NA Directorate General, Department and other Directorates will operate from the building built integrating seven separate blocks. The President, constitutionally, is the supreme commander-in-chief of the Nepal Army. The new building features a meeting hall with the capacity of accommodating 500 people.

The 2015 April Earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks that significantly struck the country had damaged 1,109 physical structures of the NA including the headquarters building.The roof of new building is suitable for a helicopter landing. The NA remains as the major security organ of the country. The constitution (Article 267) has the provisions relating to the NA. As per the Article 267 (1), the NA is an inclusive body committed to the constitution and for the safeguarding of independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of Nepal.

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