Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam laid the foundation stone for a new building for the Home Ministry inside the Singha Durbar complex this morning.
The building to be constructed adjacent to the current building of the Ministry will cover an area of 900 square meters and is estimated to cost Rs. 200 million. The five-storey earthquake-resistant building is targeted to be completed within the next three years, according to engineer Saroj Kayastha of the Singha Durba Secretariat Reconstruction Committee.
Upon completion of the new building, the old building will be dismantled to replace it with a modern new building, Kayastha said.
The building was in the making since the past three years and is not part of the post-quake reconstruction, said Joint Secretary at the Home Ministry Binod KC.
Preparations are also underway to construct a new building for the National Vigilance Centre and the Identity Card Management Centre inside the Singha Durbar premises, according to Engineer Kayastha. RSS