U.S. Helps Build Regional Training Center for Nepal Police

U.S. Helps Build Regional Training Center for Nepal Police

Feb. 22, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde and Nepal Police IGP Kuber Singh Rana, jointly inaugurated four buildings constructed for the use of the Nepal Police in Biratnagar recently.  

The three new buildings at the Nepal Police Regional Training Center in Biratnagar – a cafeteria/canteen, a block of classrooms, and most importantly a women’s barracks - as well as the new Rani Border Station, were all funded by the U.S. government through the Department of Justice.  These facilities will help train a new generation of Nepal Police in a well-equipped and professional environment. 

The U.S. government’s Department of Justice spent approximately $750,000 building and equipping the three Regional Training Center buildings and the Border Police Station.  In addition to funding the ground-up construction, the Department of Justice also purchased furniture and other items to make all four buildings functional.

“The United States has been a strong supporter of the Nepal Police, and we’ve long recognized the professionalism and dedication of the Nepali men and women who serve in law enforcement.  Both my government and your government realize the importance ofstrengthening  the capacity of the Nepal Police so they can continue the important work they do throughout the country, and in particular the Terai region,” Ambassador Bodde said in his opening remarks.

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