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Nepal Army purchasing vehicles worth Rs 180 million amid Covid-19 crisis

Published on :  28 June, 2020 12:55 pm

28 June Kathmandu : Amid claims that the government is struggling to reduce expenses to generate resources for the country’s Covid-19 response, the Nepal Army has started a procedure to purchase vehicles worth Rs 180 million.

The national army organisation says it is purchasing the operational vehicles as they are necessary. The army is buying 10 double-cab pick-up trucks, five each of southern plains and high hills. Likewise, it is also buying one category C ambulance.

Similarly, another category A ambulance will also be purchased. It will be used during escorting for VVIPs such as the president and the prime minister. The ambulance will also have a ventilator in it.

One mountain jeep, five hard-top jeeps, five motorbikes, four tractors, and 30 bicycles will be bought. For the army headquarters, two forklifts and one workshop vans will be purchased. The army had also proposed purchasing two buses, but the government did not give approval.

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