Indian Embassy and District Development Committee, Morang and Shree Janata Secondary School signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing Indian grant assistance of NRs. 40 million for the construction of a double storied school building under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Program.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, established in 1974, Shree Janata Secondary School is situated at Amardha VDC in Morang District, Eastern Development Region. Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to accommodate all the students. The new building being constructed with Indian assistance will provide better facilities to over 1000 students, about 50% of whom are girls, in the pursuit of their study programs in keeping with their educational needs and towards raising enrolment in the school.
The project will be implemented by the District Development Committee, Morang 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, six projects in Morang District have already been completed with Indian assistance of NRs. 176.6 million, while work is ongoing on two projects at a cost of NRs. 52.5 million. India has also provided 10 ambulances and 3 school buses for use 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 490 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.