Butwal. Butwal Sub-metropolis has constructed a state-of-the-art office building. The building constructed in an area of about three bighas will accommodate the chief administrator and six other blocks. In the first phase, the construction work of ‘A Block’ i.e. major administrative building has been completed.
The estimated construction cost of the four-storey state-of-the-art building is Rs 547.845 million. Construction Company Vikohi, Shiv Shakti, Bandan Bhagwati JV New Baneshwor had signed the contract on June 22, 2077 at a cost of Rs. However, due to Kovid, the construction work was delayed for some time.
The building has underground motorcycle and car parking, outdoor parking and two separate elevators and two staircases, while the main gate has been constructed to give a glimpse of Jitgadhi fort. The sub-metropolis has stated that most of the offices of the old building have been damaged by the earthquake and the new building has been constructed keeping in view the convenience of the service recipients.
Chief of the sub-metropolis Shivaraj Subedi said that a new modern building was constructed during the last period of his tenure. He claimed that Butwal had constructed a new building with a metropolitan concept. UML Vice President Bishnu Poudel inaugurated the new building on Wednesday. He warned the ruling coalition not to politicize development projects. He urged the people to rise above political interests in development as stopping development projects would not benefit anyone.
“If the development project goes ahead, it will benefit everyone. I urge you not to politicize such issues and put the interest of the people first,” he said. Poudel said that the agitation was taking place in the course of advancing the work of Tinau-Danav Corridor, a project of national pride, adding that the agitation was motivated by political interests.
Former Minister and State MP Leela Giri said that Butwal has become the center of economic development and the identity of Butwal sub-metropolis has been enhanced recently. He said that the sub-metropolis should now move ahead with the long-term development plan in a systematic manner.
Former Minister and State MP Bhoj Prasad Shrestha said that Rupendehi should now be promoted as a center of economic development. He accused the current government of practicing wrong political culture of cutting the budget of special schemes run by the previous government and removing them from the scheme.