KATHMANDU, April 26: Ncell Axiata Limited as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative has taken up the responsibility for building and maintaining of iconic Lainchaur ground at the heart of the city. With the aim to greatly benefit the people of Kathmandu, the building of the iconic Lainchaur Green Park will contribute to the making of a clean, green, and healthy city.
According to a press statement issued by the Ncell, the park is being built at the Lainchaur ground of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Ward Number 26 and it will include features such as a mini football ground, basketball court, open gym, children's play areas, and green garden, among others. The green park is being constructed in a 54,921 sq ft. area.
Ncell and KMC Ward 26 have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development and maintenance of the green park under the CSR initiative of the company. In line with the MoU, the park’s master plan is designed by KMC, which is being built by Ncell accordingly.
Currently, after completion of the ground clearance, ground excavation work is underway. Traditional stone spouts, parking facility for visitors, facility of restrooms, and provision of solar lights for the park even during night time are some of the additional features of the park, said the statement.
Ncell CEO Andy Chong said Ncell has been implementing various initiatives under its CSR, contributing in socio-economic development prioritizing environment/climate action under our sustainability and CSR. “This greening initiative will contribute a healthy environment for the community as a whole and support to deliver Ncell’s climate action goals,” he said. “We are glad to collaborate with the government and contribute towards the development of Green Park which will be an exemplary park at the heart of our city.”
Ward Number 26 Chairman of KMC Khyam Tiwari said they are very much thankful to Ncell for this association. “We will be extending any necessary support for successful implementation of this project which will be a great asset of our community and ward for developing a green and healthy city,” the statement quoted Tiwari as saying.