KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday laid the foundation stone of new office building of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS)– the only news agency of the country.
The April 2015 devastating earthquake had caused damages to the central office building of RSS at Bhadrakali Plaza in the capital.
A new office building is under construction at the same place where more than 45-year-old RSS building is located.
The Central Project Implementation Unit under the Ministry of Urban Development has taken the responsibility of the building construction while the private construction company, Siddababa Construction Pvt Ltd, was awarded the contract for the same.
According to the contract, the building construction will be completed on Shrawan 6, 2076 BS.
Financial assistance for the construction of a well-equipped four-storied office building is assured by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
The building will have all the facilities necessary for operating news, audio,-visual clips and photo services.
RSS has been in the service of the nation and the people through its authentic, comprehensive and diverse news services for the past five-and-a-half decades.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost