India commits financial assistance of NRs 52.4 million for construction of Bagmati Lower Secondary School, Phaparbari VDC, Litti Khola, and Makwanpur District and for Upgradation of Nala Karuna Marg Dadamukh – Ghimire Goan Nagarkot road in Kavre District.
Memoranda of Understanding were signed for construction of Bagmati Lower Secondary School and Upgradation of Nala Karuna Marg Dadamukh – Ghimire Goan Nagarkot road as part of India–Nepal Cooperation Program of the Government of India.
The Bagmati Lower Secondary School is being constructed by DDC Makwanpur with the Government of India financial assistance of NRs 12.4 million for under privileged students belonging to multi-ethnic and multi religious community in the area. The present infrastructure of the school is dilapidated. The new building would provide much needed classroom space and would create an improved environment for learning.
Similarly, India committed assistance of NRs 40 million towards Upgradation of Nala Karuna Marg Dadamukh – Ghimire Goan Nagarkot road to be implemented by Department of Roads, Central Region Division Road Office, Katunje, and Bhaktapur. Indian assistance in upgradation of the road would be helpful from tourism point of view and would connect Banepa to Nagarkot.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, apart from the project mentioned above in Makwanpur, 4 projects with total commitment of NRs 107.6 million are at various stages of implementation while 3 other projects have already been completed with Government of India assistance of NRs 39.8 million. India has also gifted 6 ambulances and 4 school buses to various organizations in Makwanpur. In Kavre District, 2 projects at a cost of NRs 90 million are at various stages of implementation while 3 other projects have already been completed with Government of India assistance of NRs 54.4 million. India has also gifted 8 ambulances and 4 school buses to various organizations in Kavre district.
In addition, the Government of India has extended financial assistance of approx. NRs 300 million towards renovation, restoration, upgradation of various sites of religious, cultural and historical importance in Nepal. The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program has an outlay of over NRs 75 billion with more than 502 large and small development projects completed or 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.