US helps build training centre for Nepal police
Kathmandu: In a sign of growing bilateral cooperation, the US has funded four buildings at a police training centre in Nepal, aiming to train "a new generation of police" force in country.
Inspector General of Nepal police Kuber Singh Rana and US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde jointly inaugurated four buildings at the training centre in Biratnagar yesterday.
The new buildings, a cafeteria, a block of classrooms, a women's barracks at the Nepal Police Regional Training Centre and the Rani border station, were all funded by the US government through its Department of Justice, according to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
"These facilities will help train a new generation of police in a well-equipped and professional environment," the US Embassy said in a statement.
The US Department of Justice spent around USD 750,000 on building and equipping the three Regional Training Centre buildings and the border station.
"The United States has been a strong supporter of the Nepal Police and we've long recognised the professionalism and dedication of the Nepali men and women who serve in law enforcement," remarked Ambassador Bodde at the inaugural function.
"Both my government and your government realise the importance of strengthening the capacity of the Nepal Police so they can continue the important work they do throughout the country, and in particular the Terai region," Bodde said.