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India extends assistance of NRs 43.3 million for construction of three storied building for Shree Himalaya Secondary School in Gorkha District

November 25, 2016

 

On November 25, 2016, Shri Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Shri Narayan Acharya, Local Development Officer, Gorkha District and Shri Ishwari Prasad Dhakal, Principal, Shree Himalaya Secondary School signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for construction of the school with the total financial assistance of NRs 43.3 million by the Govt. of India under its Small Development Programme Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme.

 

2.       Shree Himalaya Secondary School was established in 1960 as a primary school. It was upgraded to the level of Secondary school in 2000 and soon it will be upgraded to Higher Secondary school. At present there are 315 students studying in the school. The school building was in a dilapidated condition and after the earthquake it has been destroyed. The objective of the project is to provide much needed classroom space which would create conducive environment for learning and contribute to the development of education sector in the district.

 

3.       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 Gorkha District would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly. Hitherto, 03 other projects have been completed and 04 other projects in Gorkha District are under implementation with the Government of India’s financial assistance worth NRs 140 million. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 06 ambulances, recognizing the need of the people of the district .

 

 

 

 

4.       The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 544 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.

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