Indian ambassador Ranjit Rae laid the foundation stone for the construction of girls’ hostel building for Nepal APF School under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Program.
Established in 2006, Nepal APF School is situated at Champadevi VDC of Kirtipur Municipality in Kathmandu District. The school does not have any girls’ hostel facility, with a result that girls’ comings from remote areas are facing problems for their lodging. The new hostel building being constructed with India’s assistance of NRs. 48.63 million will provide hostel facilities to over 200 girl students of the School. Govt. of India has also provided one school bus to the APF School.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Rae expressed the hope that construction of girls’ hostel building for the APF School will augment the facilities to girl students for their stay and study, which will help them to secure improved academic results. He also expressed the hope that the various projects being executed or completed under the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Program will help the people of Nepal in their quest towards peace and prosperity.
In addition to this school, four projects in Kathmandu District have already been completed with Indian assistance. Work is ongoing on 14 small development projects at a cost of NRs. 492.9 million. India has also gifted 33 ambulances, 28 school buses and 3 special medical vans to various organisations in Kathmandu. Besides this, India has also undertaken the construction of Trauma Centre in Kathmandu at an estimated cost of NRs. 160 crores.
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.