Indian provides financial assistance for the Construction of School, hostel building and a playground for Purwa Chhetriya Police Boarding High School in Sunsari District On September 29, 2016.
Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India,Ram Prasad Wagle, Local Development Officer, Sunsari District and Neerodha Chandra Dahal, Principal, Purwa Chhetriya Police Boarding High School signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for construction of the school and hostel building and a playground.
The total financial assistance is NRs. 42.2 million which Indian government will provide under its Small Development Program Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Program.
Purwa Chhetriya Police Boarding High School, established in 1988 by the Nepal Police Organization in the Eastern Region is a non-profit making institution where most of the students belong to families of junior police personnel and other financially weaker section of the society. The total numbers of students are about 900, about 250 of whom are girls. The existing infrastructure of the school building and hostel building is old and inadequate to cope with the expanding requirements.
The new infrastructure would provide much needed classroom space and would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of the education in the area.
According to the MoU, the District Development Committee would prepare a work schedule, invite tenders for the construction of the project in 15 months and get the project completed in time. The School Management Committee, District Development Committee and Education Officer of Sunsari District would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly. Hitherto, 07 other projects have been completed and 05 other projects in Sunsari District are under implementation with the Government of India’s financial assistance worth NRs 216 million. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 17 ambulances and 6 school buses, recognizing the need of the people of the district.
The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 541 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 to support socio-economic development of Nepal.