KATHMANDU: The Nepal Army (NA) has intensified implementation of programmes in a way to further consolidate civil-military relations.
NA spokesperson Santosh Ballav Poudel shared that the NA has placed emphasis on cost effectiveness and benefits maximizing programmes to promote civil-military relations through development works and social service initiatives.
As a gesture of cooperation, the NA has constructed a haat bazaar with a truss home at Danabani Chowk of Dhanpalthan rural municipality in Morang and handed it over to the local government.
Ex-major general of the Nepal Army Ananta Karki had handed the haat bazaar structure to the rural municipality chair, stated the NA Directorate of Public Relations and Information.
The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and NA had provided Rs 5 million each for the programme while the rural municipality had disbursed Rs 1.4 million.
Likewise, the Kalijung battalion in Rasuwa has constructed a 2.58-km trekking route stretching from Gosainkunda rural municipality-5, Buddha Temple to Gosainkunda. The battalion has also built a waiting stand at Cholangpati and makeshifts in Buddha Temple, NA said.
Battalion commander Sabindra Bagarkoti had handed constructed structures to the Gosainkunda rural municipality in the presence of Langtang National Park office chief conservation officer Sushma Rana.