Army chief opens two new construction bases

Published On: January 6, 2018 03:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of Nepal Army Rajendra Chhetri on Friday inaugurated two more construction workforce security bases in Makwanpur district for the speedy construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway Project. 

According to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information of the Nepal Army, CoAS Chhetri inaugurated the two new construction bases in Lanedadha and Beduna. The bases will be used for the accommodation of necessary manpower and storing various logistics including explosives required for the construction of the fast-track road project.

As of now, as many as five such bases have already been constructed 

On May 5, the government had entrusted the army the task of building the 76-km road project. Following the decision, the Nepal Army formed a special mechanism and initiated tasks to implement the project within four years. 

Initially, the project was awarded to an Indian company. But following an interim order from the Supreme Court, the government decided to construct the expressway by utilizing its own resources and, awarded the project to the army. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 112 billion. 

The much-talked-about expressway is likely to shorten the travel between the capital and the central tarai immensely.  


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