Dharmakirti Vihar Conservation Trust and Indian Embassy signed A MOU for upgradation of Dharmakirti Community Health Clinic for Dharmakirti Vihar Conservation Trust in Kathmandu District.
According to a press release issued by Abhay Kumar, First secretary of Indian Embassy and Secretary of BPKF the project is being implemented by Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) at a cost of NRs. 41.95 million. Government of India has been providing assistance to the Trust for upgradation of Dharmakirti Community Health Clinic in Nepal as part of the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme.
Dharmakirti Vihar Conservation Trust is a community based social and cultural institute of Newar Community in Kathmandu District. The Health Clinic was established by the Trust in 1998 with the objective of providing health services to the local community of Vikkhus (monks) and Vikkhunis (nuns) and for the local community members. The present infrastructure of the clinic is insufficient to meet the requirement of increasing health related services. Upgradation of infrastructure of the clinic by constructing a modest building with accommodation facilities for outpatient services would provide better healthcare services to the local community. Thus, the local population will benefit in a significant manner. The project would also lead to generation of immense goodwill towards India.
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.66 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.