Masashi OGAWA, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal visited Ramechhap and Sindhuli Districts and inaugurate the Sukhjor Bridge and Khurkot Health Post, which is scheduled, respectively. Both the infrastructures were constructed under Japan’s ODA; the bridge being constructed under Grant Assistance, and the health post under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project, widely known as GGP Scheme, of the Government of Japan.
Sukhjor Bridge, located in Ramechhap District, is one among a total of 32 river-crossings (bridges) adjoining the Sindhuli Road which are being constructed under the Grant Assistance for the Project for the Improvement of Community Access. Under this Grant, a total of nine hundred and ninety million Japanese yen (¥990,000,000), approximately eight hundred and four million, eight hundred and seventy thousand Nepalese rupees (NRs. 804,870,000), has been extended to the Government of Nepal in Japan’s FY 2009. The objective of this Project is to achieve sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the project area.
Khurkot Health Post, located at Khurkot, Bhimeshwor VDC, Sindhuli District, was constructed under the Project for Building Construction for Khurkot Health Post. A total of fifty-four thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven US dollars (US$54,867), or about four million, three hundred and twenty-nine thousand Nepalese rupees (NRS.4,329,000), was extended for the construction of this Health Post under the GGP Scheme in Japan’s FY 2011. After its full operation, it is expected that not only the people residing in nearby villages but also the people travelling by the Sindhuli Road will be able to receive preventive as well as curative medical attention from this health post. Secretary of Minister of Federal Affairs and Local Development Shanta Kumar Shrestha was also there.
OGAWA expects that this will further strengthen the existing cordial relationship of friendship and cooperation between the people of both nations.