KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is moving to a new sophisticated government building with bunkers for accommodation. The building is within the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar. Two years ago, the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had laid the foundation stone of the building for the Prime Minister's residence.
According to the special building construction project, the project will hand over the building to the Prime Minister's Secretariat by December 10. Project Chief Dilip Shekhar Shrestha said that the Prime Minister's Secretariat has directed to hand over the building by December 10 and the Prime Minister will move to a new residential building in December itself.
The Prime Minister will choose the auspicious day and move to a new building as per the advice of astrologers. According to a source, astrologers had suggested that December was suitable for him to move to a new residential building. The three-storey building has all kinds of facilities.
Similarly, according to the project, there is a bunker on the first floor. A staff of the project said that the structure was designed to accommodate the prime minister and his family in a bunker in case of the need of special security. “In other countries too, bunkers are set up in the buildings where the heads of state and government are housed for security reasons,” he said. The staff also said that some structures inside the building should be kept secret due to security reasons.
Two years ago, the special building construction project had signed an agreement with Con-Tech Pvt. Ltd, Tinkune to complete the construction of the building within two years at a cost of Rs. 338 million. As per the agreement, Con-Tech Pvt.Ltd should construct two buildings in the premises of the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar.
Likewise, the two buildings have an area of 13,000 square meters. There are 22 rooms in the residential building including the bunker where the Prime Minister is moving. The new building has a gym hall, yoga and worship room.
The project had demolished the old building where the Prime Minister was staying two years ago to construct a new building in Baluwatar. At present, the Prime Minister lives in a building reserved for the Chief Secretary.