Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, District Development Committee, Jhapa and Shree Schoolchaun Higher Secondary School signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing Indian grant assistance of NRs. 44.71 million for the construction of a double - storied school building under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Program.
According to Indian Embassy, the project will be implemented by the District Development Committee, (DDC), Jhapa in accordance with the existing norms and regulations of the Government of Nepal. They will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of construction of the project and its timely completion. The MoU stipulates the constitution of an Oversight Committee, comprising representatives of the DDC/DEO and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring the implementation of the project in a time bound manner.
In addition to this school, eleven projects in Jhapa District have already been completed with Indian assistance of NRs. 253.9 million, while work is ongoing on eight projects at a cost of NRs. 215.4 million, which includes school buildings, hospitals, bus-park, river training works, cold storage, roads and installation of deep tube wells. India has also gifted eight ambulances in the 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 km in the Terai Districts with Indian financial assistance totaling approximately NRs. 11 billion.