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Indian Assistance of NRs. 1.57 crores for Bhaktapur District

November 18, 2011


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on November 18, 2011 between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Special Physical and Infrastructure Area Development Project (SPIADP), Kathmandu for providing Govt. of India grant assistance of NRs. 1.57 crores for development of Nepal-India Friendship Park in Daxinbarahi area of Dadhikot VDC in Bhaktapur District under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme. This is the third development project being undertaken with the assistance of Govt. of India under Small Development Projects in Bhaktapur District.

Bhaktapur District is famous for its medieval art and history. Due to increasing population of the valley and resulting urbanization, the people are facing shortage of open spaces and recreational areas. The existing parks are heavily crowded, necessitating an urgent need for development of more parks. The park would provide recreational facilities to the people of Kathmandu Valley, especially children. The park envisages setting up of play equipment, swings and other equipment alongwith landscaping and construction of traditional gate.  An open Air-Theatre will also be constructed as a part of the project.

The project will be implemented by the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, SPIADP, Kathmandu in accordance with the existing norms and regulations of the Government of Nepal. They will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of construction of the project and ensure its timely completion. The agreement stipulates the constitution of an oversight committee, comprising representatives of local development and administrative authorities as well as Chairperson of the Daxinbarahi Udyan Community Users’ Committee to ensure the participation of the local community in the project for its implementation in a time bound manner. 

In addition to this park, work is ongoing for two projects with India’s assistance NRs. 3.08 crores in Bhaktapur District. Govt. of India has also gifted three ambulances and one special purpose mobile clinic van in Bhaktapur District.

Recognizing the importance of accelerating developmental activities in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 6,000 crores with more than 400 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all districts of Nepal in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development. These development projects have been undertaken in response to local needs, and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.

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