July 11, 2018 07:11 AM NPT
Prime Minister KP Oli inaugurates the Library building for Nepal Academy at Kamaladi, Kathmandu on Tuesday. Photo: Bijay Gajmer/Republica
KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Oli inaugurated a three-story library building of the Nepal Academy in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The building was constructed with Indian assistance of Rs 43.94 million. The inaugural event was attended by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and representatives of Ministries of Urban Development, Culture, Civil Aviation and Tourism and other top officials.
The newly-constructed library building would provide research and reference facilities to the researchers and academicians of India and Nepal. The library would also have facility of an advanced offset press for printing books. Nepal Academy plans to further develop the library as a digital library.
The embassy in a statement said, "The library would not only enhance the friendly relations between India and Nepal but also help develop a strong bond among artists and academicians of the two countries."
Established in 1957, Nepal Academy is a premier national institution devoted to the promotion of languages, literature, culture, philosophy, research and the overall development of cultural and intellectual fields by bringing together and coordinating national and international activities.