Indian Embassy and District Development Committee, Nuwakot and Shree Tribhuvan Trishuli Higher Secondary School for construction of school building and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City Office, Lalitpur and Society for Development of Lalitpur signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for renovation/restoration of sites of Historical and Cultural importance in Lalitpur.
Established in 1962 as Middle School and subsequently upgraded to Higher Secondary level in 2005, Shree Tribhuvan Trishuli Higher Secondary School is situated at Bidur VDC in Nuwakot District. Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to accommodate all the students. The new building being constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 36.32 million will provide better facilities to over 1100 students, about 50% of whom are girls. The upgraded facility would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of the education in the district.
In addition to this project, the construction of Nuwakot Adarsha Multiple Campus has been completed with Indian assistance of NRs. 2.4 million and work is ongoing on five projects at a cost of NRs. 86.5 million in the district. India has also provided six ambulances for use in Nuwakot District.
India will also provide assistance of NRs. 36.16 million for the renovation/restoration of sites of historical and cultural importance namely; (i) Kul Devata Aagan Ghar (ii) Lukhusi Pati (iii) Shreebachchha Mahabir Aaju Niwas (iv) Bhinchayya Bahal Digi (v) Bhindya Lachi Chapa and (vi) Nahbahal Tole Sudhar Chhen in Lalitpur District.
India is providing assistance of NRs. 11.14 million for the renovation/restoration of (i) Ganga Pokhari (ii) Shree Mahayan Boudha Samaj Gumba and (iii) Remodelling of Temple, Compound Wall and Gate (Shree Mahayan Boudha Samaj Gumba). The MoU for which was signed recently with Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), GoN.
The project underlines the importance accorded by India to the preservation and promotion of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Nepal, which is in the spirit of the strong and close bonds between two countries.
In addition to this project, three projects in Lalitpur District has already been completed with Indian grant assistance of NRs 85.2 million and work in ongoing on two projects at a cost of NRs. 52.5 million. India has also gifted 10 ambulances and 6 school buses for use in the district.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, while the project in Nuwakot District is being implemented by the District Development Committee, Nuwakot the project for the renovation/restoration of sites of Historical and Cultural Importance in Lalitpur District is being implemented by Lalitpur Sub –Metropolitan City Office, Lalitpur in coordination Society for Development of Lalitpur. These local authorities will be fully responsible for ensuring and quality and timely completion of the projects.
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 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.