Defense Minister Upreti shares ministry progress

Defense Minister Hari Prasad Upreti has said the ministry was working in a way to create hope among people and building trust in government institution.

He asserted that most of the projects run under the ministry recorded satisfactory progress. The Defense Minister said it during a press meet organized to share the ministry performance and achievements in the last one year.

“The national pride projects have earned trust and credibility in Nepali Army,” Minister Upreti said, informing the media on reforms made in the policy, legal, institutional and procedural fronts in his leadership.

According to him, the Kathmandu-Tarai expressway recorded 34.82 percent physical progress, while the financial progress was 36.07 percent.

Similarly, the ministry subordinates made a significant progress on clearing arrears of Rs 1.79 billion.

The expressway is being constructed in 13 segments. Among them, contracts for the 12 segments have been made and works are underway.

A modern library has been established to collect and preserve books and documents relating to security and defense in the past one year.

The Ministry spokesperson, Manoj Kumar Acharya, informed that the ministry was able to amend military service regulation, draft a bill of the Rastriya Sewa Dal, endorse the work procedure on honorary promotion and special promotion in Nepali Army. In the last one year, the order on formation of the National Defense University Infrastructures Development Construction Committee was extended by one more year, he added.

Ministry Secretary Kiran Raj Aryal and generals of Nepali Army were present during the press meet.


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