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Indian Assistance of NRs. 30.45 million for construction of school building in Sunsari District

November 2, 2012

 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 2nd November 2012 between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, District Development Committee, Sunsari and Shree Bhagawati Secondary School for providing Indian grant assistance of NRs. 30.45 million for the construction of a three - storied school building under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.

Established as a Lower Secondary School in 1952 and subsequently upgraded as Secondary level in 1958, Shree Bhagawati Secondary School, situated at Inaruwa Municipality, is one of the oldest schools in Sunsari District.  Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to meet the growing requirements of the students as well as faculty members. The new building will help in the development of better facilities for over 1300 students, about 50% of whom are girls. The upgraded facility would create improved environment for learning by the students and contribute towards the further development of the education sector in the District.

The project will be implemented by the District Development Committee, Sunsari 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 DDC and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring the implementation of the project in a time bound manner. 

In addition to this project, seven other projects in Sunsari District have already been completed with Indian assistance of NRs. 103.6 million. Further, work is ongoing in the District in respect of three other projects at a cost of NRs.  80.8 million. India has also gifted fifteen ambulances and four school buses 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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