During his visit to Parsa District on 13 February 2014, Ambassador of India, Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Zilla Uchchangal Higher Secondary School under Nepal- India Economic Cooperation Program. The function was attended by the representatives of the District Development Committee, Parsa, community leaders and a large number of people from the area.
Established in 1967 as a Lower Secondary School and subsequently upgraded to Higher Secondary level in 2003, it is one of the oldest Government -recognized schools in Parsa District. The new school building constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 20.31 million will help in creation of better facilities for over 2000 students, about 38% of whom are girls and would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of education in the district.
In addition to this school, India is currently executing two development projects in Parsa District with grant assistance of NRs. 25.90 million, while four projects have already been completed at a cost of NRs. 70.2 million. Fourteen ambulances and three school buses have also been provided for use in Parsa District with Indian assistance.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, India is also building an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Birgunj. The ICP will have state-of-the art facilities, customs and immigration services etc. for the smooth cross-border movement of goods and services as well as traffic. India is building ICPs at Raxaul (India) and Birgunj (Nepal) as well as Jogbani (India) and Biratnagar (Nepal) under Phase-I of the project.
Underlining the importance of strengthening of educational infrastructure for Nepal’s overall development, Ambassador of India, in his address, expressed the hope that the various educational projects being executed or completed under the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Programme will help the people of Nepal in their strides towards peace and prosperity.
Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 65 billion with more than 475 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development have been undertaken in response to local needs, and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.