India provides NRs 77.35 million for construction of a new building of Shivbhari Secondary School in Kapilvastu and a Science Block for Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus in Morang.
Indian Embassy signed two separate Memorendum of Understandings with LDOs of Kapilvastu and Morang and principle of shhool and campus chief regarding the construction of school building and construct of science blocks.
Both the projects will be executed with the total financial assistance of NRs 77.35 million by the Govt. of India under its Small Development Program Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Program.
Shivbhari Higher Secondary School was established in 1962 as a primary school. It was upgraded to the level of Secondary School in 2000. At present there are 1206 students in the school who will benefit with the construction of the new building.
Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus, established in 1955 is a prominent leading educational institution located in Biratnagar of Morang District. The proposed infrastructure development project will create a new Science block for over 3500 students studying in the College. Both the projects will uplift literacy rate in Nepal and contribute to the development of education facilities in both the districts.
According to the MoU, the District Development Committee of both the districts would prepare a work schedule, invite tenders for the construction of the project in 15 months and get the project completed in time. A monitoring committee comprising School and College Management Committee, District Development Committee and Education Officer of Kapilvastu and Morang District would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, the total of ten projects in Kapilvastu and Morang District are under implementation with the Government of India’s financial assistance worth NRs 266 million. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 24 ambulances and 06 school buses, recognizing the need of the people of both the districts.