KOICA boosts aid to Nepal in environmental and digital sectors

Kathmandu, August 31

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in coordination with Nepal Police organised a groundbreaking ceremony on August 30.

According to a press statement released by the KOICA Nepal office on August 30, the Korean Ambassador to Nepal Tae-Young Park and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Basanta Bahadur Kunwar jointly conducted the groundbreaking ceremony at Samakhushi.

The state-of-the-art Nepal Police Cyber Bureau building is being constructed under the project “Establishment of Cyber Bureau with Capacity Building for Nepal Police”.

Along with the building, KOICA shall provide equipment related to cyber-crime investigation and digital forensic lab and capacity building of relevant human resources of Nepal Police that shall strengthen the anti-cyber-crime capabilities of Nepal Police.

The total project budget is USD 8 million and the project shall be completed by 2026. The Cyber Bureau building will be completed by February 2025.

Similarly, on the other event KOICA and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) signed the Record of Discussion (RoD) for the project “Green Job Creation through Recycling and Upcycling Project” in Pokhara Metropolitan City” on August 30 at MoFAGA.

The Korean Government through KOICA has allocated USD 9.8 million for this project.

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