Army donates Rs 62million for Dharahara reconstruction

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 8, 2016-

The Nepal Army (NA) has donated Rs 61.73 million to the government for the reconstruction of Dharahara which was destroyed in the devastating earthquake on April 25 last year.

Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri handed over a cheque to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal amid a programme on Monday. The amount has been deposited to ‘Mero Dharahara Mai Banauchhu’ [I will build my Dharahara myself] fund initiated by the erstwhile KP Sharma Oli-led government. Receiving the cheque, PM Dahal said that the preparations were underway to start the reconstruction of the heritage. “I am very thankful for your support. The reconstruction can only be successful 

if all the organs of the state join hands,” PM Dahal said in a statement released by his secretariat. 

The Army said the amount was collected from its ranks and files to support the government in accomplishing the pride projects. 

The Oli government in February had set up the fund donating one month’s salary of all the staffers at ministries. The PM, however, said as it was hard to generate all the money required for the reconstruction of Dharahara through donations, the government is looking for other alternative sources.

Published: 08-11-2016 07:48

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