Kathmandu, March 17: Armed Police Force (APF) Nepal has completed reconstruction of 92 percent of its physical structures damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. The remaining are in the final stage of completion.
Presenting the progress report of reconstruction for FY 2018/19 to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on today, Senior Superintendent (SSP) of Armed Police Force engineer Sandeep Thapa said 26 out of 28 structures undergoing reconstruction had completed all works of reconstruction.
The structures that have completed reconstruction include buildings of APF headquarter, various brigades, battalions and units.
According to Thapa, out of two structures whose reconstruction is yet to be completed, 95 percent of the reconstruction work has completed in APF UN Peace Keeping Training Academy located in Kakani, Nuwakot.
Likewise, finishing work is going on at APF Muktinath Brigade No. 4. Thapa informed that the reconstruction of these structures will be completed by mid-May.
Thapa also said an additional budget of Rs. 65 million was required for the reconstruction of two multi-storey buildings at No. 18 Battalion located in Nilbarahi in the Kathmandu Valley, retrofitting of Petagon in APF headquarters and the reconstruction of Bangalamukhi Brigade no. 19.
NRA Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali remembered the contribution of APF in the rescue and rehabilitation after the earthquake, and said that the NRA would provide as much support as possible for the reconstruction of physical structures of the agency which needs to play an important role in the rescue and rehabilitation in future disasters.
NRA has released Rs. 403 million and 600 thousand so far for the reconstruction of APF structures damaged by earthquake.