Korea International Cooperation Agency and Kathmandu University Nepal signed the Record of Discussion (RoD) of the project “Integrated Rural Development of Nepal through Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University”.
The RoD was signed by the Sung Ho Choi, Vice President of KOICA and Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University on January 22, 2017 at the Dhulikhel Campus of Kathmandu University.
“Korean Government through KOICA will spend US$ 10 million for this project for 8 years. Through this project KOICA aims to strengthen research and development capacity of Nepal by establishing KU as a strong R&D platform for researchers and scientists of Nepal. KOICA and KU will jointly work for improving quality of life and income status of people in rural communities in Nepal through technology promotion,” said KOICA’s press release.
During the signing ceremony, KOICA Vice President Choi stated that the project should explore the role Research and Development in bringing positive socio-economic changes in life of the people. In the program, KU Vice Chancellor, Dr Shrestha expressed his full commitment for the successful implementation of the project from the KU and Nepal government side.
KOICA has donated Technical Training Center to KU in 2014 which runs various different short term and long term trainings for rural and disadvantaged youth of Nepal and promote their employability. The government of Republic of Korea has been supporting the Government of Nepal through KOICA in various areas of education, agriculture and health since 1991.