India provided NRS 76.55 million for school building

India agreed to provide assistance of NRs. 76.55 million for Kathmandu and Kanchanpur

July 31, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -4 July. 25- 2014 (Sharawan 9, 2071)

Indian Embassy and District Development Committee, Kanchanpur and Shree Siddhanath Higher Secondary School and another with Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) and Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Ashram) signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) one with for the construction of two school buildings.

Established in 1962 as a Primary School and subsequently upgraded to Higher Secondary level in 2005, Shree Siddhanath Higher Secondary School is located at Mahendranagar Municipality, Ward No. 10 in Kanchanpur District. Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to accommodate all the students. The new building being constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 32.33 million will provide better facilities to over 1200 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, five projects in Kanchanpur District has already been completed with Indian grant assistance of NRs 73.3 million and work in ongoing on three projects at a cost of NRs. 74.1 million. India has also gifted 5 ambulances for use in the district.

India will also provide assistance of NRs. 44.22 million for the construction of school building for Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Ashram) in Kathmandu District. Established in 1983, Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Ashram) is a non-profit organisation, taking care of destitute orphans and adults from various part of Nepal. The construction of school building will provide better facilities to the students during their period of study in the Ashram. 

According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, in addition to this school, 4 projects in Kathmandu District have already been completed with Indian assistance. Work is ongoing on 15 small development projects at a cost of NRs. 542.4 million. India has also gifted 33 ambulances, 28 school buses and 3 special medical vans to various organizations.  India has also constructed Trauma Centre building at a cost of NRs. 160 crores in Kathmandu

While the project in Kanchanpur District is being implemented by the District Development Committee, Kanchanpur, the project in Kathmandu District is being implemented by Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Kathmandu. These local authorities will be fully responsible for ensuring and quality and timely completion of the projects. 

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