Kathmandu: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava and Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand on Friday performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction Nepal Police Academy at Kavrepalanchowk.
The foundation stone of this project was laid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala during the former’s visit to Nepal in November 2014.
Being constructed under Indian assistance at the cost of Rs 10 billion, the Nepal Police Academy project is one of the biggest grant projects being undertaken by the Indian government in Nepal.
The buildings in the academy will be a perfect blend of local architecture with modern technologies. It will also incorporate green building features, energy efficiency measures, and sustainable development norms, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a press release.
The infrastructure will be equipped with modern facilities and once completed, this facility will provide state-of-the-art training infrastructure in a fully developed campus to the Nepal Police, the Embassy stated.
Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Ambassador Srivastava expressed his hope that implementing team of the NPA Project will be able to complete the work within the stipulated time with the cooperation and support from all.
He also assured full support of the government of India for successfully implementing the prestigious project, another milestone in the close relationship between India and Nepal.
Minister Khanda, in his remarks, thanked the Indian government for this project and continuous support from India under development partnership and bilateral cooperation.