India Assists NRs. 53.97 million

India Assists NRs. 53.97 million

Jan. 23, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Janata Secondary School and 4.3 km road from B.P. Chowk to Bhanu Chowk in Jhapa, which have been built with Indian assistance under the Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme.

Ambassador of India, first inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Janata Secondary School. Established in 1964 as a Primary School and subsequently upgraded to Secondary level in 1997, it is located at Bahundangi VCD in Jhapa District. The school has over 700 students, about 62% of whom are girls. The new school building constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 23.1 million will be more conducive for learning and help the school to upgrade upto Higher Secondary level, thus providing a much needed facility for higher education in the District.

Subsequently, Ambassador inaugurated a newly constructed 4.3 km road from B.P. Chowk to Bhanu Chowk in Bhadrapur Municipality, built with Indian assistance of NRs. 30.87 million. The road will provide transport facilities to over 2 lakhs people of Bhadrapur Municipality and seven adjoining VDCs of the Jhapa District and will also provide access to the Nepal-India Border.

The construction of these projects is in addition to Indian assistance of NRs. 459.90 million for the construction of infrastructure projects, including schools, hospital, bus park at Birtamod, roads, river training works of Kankai River, and a cold storage facility in the District, states a press release issued by the Indian Embassy. India has also gifted eight ambulances in Jhapa District.

India is also building a 39.6 km long road (Charali - Chandragadhi-Kechana) in the District under Phase-I of the ongoing Terai Roads Project in Nepal. The Project envisages the construction of 19 links/postal roads covering a total length of 605 kms in the Terai Districts with Indian financial assistance totaling approximately NRs. 11 billion.

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