A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed among Shiva Humagain, Local Development Officer, Sindhuli and Ambar Deep Devkota, Principal, Sindhuli Community Technical Institute and Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India for construction of a three storied building with 19 rooms, computer and internet lab, reading room with other facilities.
According to a press release issued by Indian embassy, a total cost of the building is NRs. 44 million which will be provided by India under its Small Development Program Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Program. During the signing ceremony Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae was also present.
Established in 2014 the Institute is affiliated to CTEVT and is being operated by the Community with the support from Nepal government and is providing diploma courses in engineering and plans to expand programs in health and agriculture. Presently the Institute is functioning from a workshop and 3 sheds and is 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 technical education in the district.
Addressing the program, Indian ambassador Rae hoped that the project would be completed within scheduled 15 months as envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding according to which the District Development Committee would prepare a work schedule, invite tenders for the construction of the project and get the project completed in time.
The Principal, SCTI and the District Education Officer would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly. In the past, the Government of India has provided financial assistance of NR 109 million for 01 completed and 04 ongoing projects in your district. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 07 ambulances, recognizing the need of the people of the district.
“The construction of new Institutes in Sindhuli would enhance accessibility and availability of the quality education infrastructure in the district,” said a press release.