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Indian Assistance of NRs. 42.78 million for construction of culverts and drainage in Sarlahi District

October 16, 2012


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 16th October 2012 between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Malangwa Municipality in Sarlahi District for providing Indian grant assistance of NRs. 42.78 million for the construction of culverts and drainage for the Municipality under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.

Over the years, Malangwa Municipality has witnessed increasing urbanization and significant growth in its population.  As a result, the existing drainage and sewer system of the Municipality, which is inadequate and dilapidated, has not been able to effectively deal with the problem of waste management and sanitation. It has also resulted in a substantial increase in the incidents of water-borne diseases in the area. 

Under the project, the Municipality would carry out the construction and maintenance of drains and culverts in different wards, which would bring about a qualitative improvement in the lives of the people.

The project will be implemented by the Malangwa Municipality, Sarlahi 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 its timely completion. The MoU stipulates the constitution of an Oversight Committee, comprising of representatives of the Municipality and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring the implementation of the project in a time bound manner. 
In addition to this project, six other projects in Sarlahi District have already been completed with Indian assistance of NRs. 75.5 million. Further, work is ongoing in the District in respect of six other projects at a cost of NRs.  141.9 million.  India has also gifted thirteen ambulances and one school bus in the District.

Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 64 billion with more than 425 large and small development projects completed or currently 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.

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