•      Mon Jul 22 2024

Construction of federal parliament chambers reports 77 percent physical progress

Kathmandu, Jan 8: The construction of 12 buildings of the Federal Parliament is progressing rapidly. The construction works for 12 large and small chambers for the House of Representatives and the National Assembly are underway simultaneously.

A team from the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives today carried out a field inspection to the construction site on the premises of the Singha Durbar. On the occasion, Minister for Urban Development, Sita Gurung briefed the parliamentary team the physical progress of the project is 77 percent.

As she said, the Ministry has prioritised the construction of federal parliament structures since she assumed office. Minister Gurung said that amidst challenges the progress of the construction works has reached from 50 to 77 percent and the aim is to complete the project as early as possible.

Sharing about the fiscal progress of the project, she said it is 68.1 percent. The total cost of the project except VAT is 6.92 billion and over 300 workers are working on a daily basis for the project.

Committee President Ramhari Khatiwada said the project was affected by COVID-19 pandemic and other various reasons and adversities. He also shared about the progress in roofing meeting halls of both houses are underway and the task has been considered a quite challenging one. “The current progress in the construction work is satisfactory,” he added.

According to project director Machakaji Maharjan, as per the latest deadline, it is required to hand over the buildings by the end of coming March.#Nepal

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