August 20, Kathmandu. Questions have been raised over the contract for the development of the watchtower in Damak, the hometown of CPN-UML president and former prime minister KP Sharma Oli. The 58th Annual Report of the Auditor General’s Office has raised the query that the contract for the watchtower was taken by a three way partnership firm with a international firm however the native firm continues to be working.
The Intensive Urban and Building Construction Project had signed an settlement value Rs 1.56 billion with Chinese firm ZCGIEC and Ashish Om Sairam Construction Company JV to construct an 18-storey lookout tower in Damak.
The firm is a three way partnership owned by 20 p.c international merchants and 80 p.c by Nepalese merchants. However, the Accountant General has talked about in his report that international development professionals haven’t been concerned within the development work.
“The agreement to pay foreign exchange does not appear to be appropriate in the case of a proposal by local construction professionals to mobilize the equipment and manpower to be used in the construction work itself,” the report mentioned.
The authorities’s precedence venture, the Damak View Tower, might be 100 meters excessive (18 storeys). The 28 meter part on the highest might be of steel body.
The tower has been constructed in Damak Municipality-3 Dapgchi to draw exterior and inside vacationers. For this, the native individuals had given 5 bighas of land freed from value.
According to an official of the Intensive Urban and Building Construction Project Bhadrapur, the development of the lookout tower laid by the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is focused to be accomplished by the final week of December.
Under the tower there might be a parking zone and a memento store, an open air theatre, a backyard and a fountain park, a kindergarten and different constructions.
Former prime minister Oli has been criticized up to now for investing closely in unproductive areas such because the Watchtower. The joint Madanbhandari freeway of Oli has additionally been demarcated to move close to the watchtower.