Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:20:29 GMT

India to provide Rs 39.57 mln for school in Nepal

From Shirish B
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (PTI) India today pledged to provide Rs 39.57 million as assistance to Nepal for constructing a school building in the southern part of the country as part of enhanced bilateral economic cooperation.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction and Shree Laxminiya Janata Secondary School for providing the assistance for the construction of a three-storied school building.

The asistance is the part of Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme, according to a press release issued by Indian Embassy.

Established as a Primary School in 1956 and subsequently upgraded to Secondary level in 1977, the Laxminiya Janata Secondary School situated at Kumhrauda (Bagewa) Village Development Committee in Dhanusha District is in need of a new building due to the dilapidated condition of its structures.

The new building will help in the development of better facilities for over 1500 students, about 44 percent of whom are girls.

The upgraded facility would create improved environment for learning and contribute towards the further development of the education sector in the District, says the press release.

In addition to this project, seven projects in Dhanusha District have already been completed with India''s assistance of Rs 166.6 million, while work is ongoing for ten projects at a cost of Rs 346.80 million including school buildings, nursing campus, roads & bridges, electrification and shallow tube wells.

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