During his visit to Jhapa District on 12 March 2014, Ambassador of India, Ranjit Rae laid the foundation stone for the construction of a double - storied building for Shree Schoolchaun Higher Secondary School under Nepal- India Economic Cooperation Programme. The function was attended by the local political leaders, senior administrative officials and a large number of people.
Established in 1965 as a Primary School and subsequently upgraded to Higher Secondary level in 2008, Shree Schoolchaun Higher Secondary School is situated at Maharanijhoda VDC in Jhapa District, Eastern Development Region. Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to meet the growing requirements of the students as well as faculty members. The new infrastructure being constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 44.71 million will help in the creation of better facilities for over 800 students in the pursuit of their study programs in keeping with their educational needs and towards raising enrolment in this school.
According to the press release of 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.
In his address, Ambassador of India underlined the importance of the Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Program as a cornerstone of the development partnership between the two countries. He expressed the hope that the various projects being implemented under the program will help the people of Nepal in their strides towards peace and prosperity.
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 nine ambulances in the district.
Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Program 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.