Social media users blast planned renovation works at President's Office calling it ill-timed
KATHMU, June 1: Social media of us have vented their ire on the federal government’s plan to embellish Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, by spending round Rs 20 million calling it ill-timed.
The authorities companies ought to have higher prevented finishing up renovation works on the President’s Office as a result of all the nation is present process extreme hardships because of the lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pemic, they are saying.
It is learnt that the Department of Urban Development Building Construction (DUDBC) had awarded the contract to 2 personal corporations for renovation works together with changing carpets bathroom upkeep on the President’s Office within the third week of May.
People on social media are additionally pointing fingers at President Bidya Devi Bhari for this “ill-timed work” arguing that such works on the President’s Office ought to have been within the data of the president beforeh.
A consumer writes “The President’s Office is busy buying new carpets by spending Rs 20 million because the persons are dying from starvation as a result of COVID-19. What an irony?”
Although media reviews recommend that Rs 18.four million is being spent from the state coffers to exchange carpets renovate bathrooms, an official on the President’s Office declare that Rs 2.7 million has been earmarked for a similar.
Refuting media reviews, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, the president’s chief aide, informed Republica Online that these renovation works have been within the pipeline for a very long time.
“These renovation works have been within the pipeline for a very long time. The authorities companies initiated the job a lot earlier than the coronavirus pemic,” he stated.
He additional stated that changing carpets renovating bathrooms on the workplace constructing of the top of state shouldn’t be one thing uncommon. “Is it not essential to have good carpets bathrooms on the workplace of the top of state? We must remember that this workplace hosts prime dignitaries from overseas too, it issues rather a lot for the nation’s status too,” Adhikari stated.
The authorities, which has introduced to implement varied austerity measures via the price range speech, to examine unwarranted bills holding in thoughts the looming financial disaster within the nation, has come below fireplace for the deliberate renovation works on the President’s Office at this hour of a worldwide well being disaster.
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