•      Tue Jul 23 2024

Foundation stone laid for Police Headquarters Cyber Bureau building

Kathmandu, Aug 30: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in coordination with Nepal Police organized a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cyber Bureau building being constructed with the support of the Korean government on Wednesday.

The Korean Ambassador to Nepal, Tae-Young Park, and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Basanta Bahadur Kunwar jointly conducted the groundbreaking ceremony at Samakhushi.

On the occasion, Ambassador Young expressed the belief that the Nepal Police would play an effective role to further protect citizens from cybercrime by enhancing capacity of cyber bureau to investigate and control cybercrime.

Similarly, IGP Kunwar mentioned that development seen in the science and technology sector is not only in Nepal, but has also created huge dimension and challenge in the world. The state-of-art Nepal Police Cyber Bureau building is being constructed under the project “Establishment of Cyber Bureau with Capacity Building for Nepal Police”.

Along with the building, KOICA will provide equipment related to cyber-crime investigation and digital forensic lab and capacity building of relevant human resources of Nepal Police which is believed to strengthen the anti-cyber-crime capabilities of Nepal Police.

The total budget for the project is USD 8 million and it will be completed by 2026.

Meanwhile, on the other event, KOICA and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) signed the Record of Discussion (RoD) for the project “Green Job Creation through Recycling and Up-cycling Project in Pokhara Metropolitan City” at MoFAGA today.

The RoD was signed by Country Director of KOICA Nepal Office, Mooheon Kong, and Joint Secretary of the MoFAGA, Kamal Prasad Bhattarai, in the presence of Secretary at MoFAGA, Binod Prakash Singh.

The Korean Government through KOICA has allocated USD 9.8 million for this project. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable recycling and up-cycling enterprises, thereby contributing to the green economy.

The project will establish Green Venture Zone (GVZ) at the heart of Pokhara and provide business incubation support (financial, technological and market linkage) to new and existing RU enterprises.RSS

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