India provides Rs. 10 million for school construction in Sarlahi

22Kathmandu, Dec. 27 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–India has committed Rs. 10 million for the construction of a new building of Shree Balgovinda Janta Higher Secondary School in Pipariya VDC of Sarlahi district, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a press release here on Tuesday.

Indian embassy officials, local authorities and the school administration signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for construction of the school building for Shree Balgovinda Janta Higher Secondary School with the total financial assistance of NRs. 10 million by the Indian government under its Small Development Programme Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme.

The school was established as primary school, which was upgraded to the level of Secondary School in 1996.   At present, there are approx 1000 students in the school who would be benefitted with the construction of the new building.

The new infrastructure will motivate the students receiving education in the school and contribute to the development of education facilities in the district, the embassy expressed confidence in its press release.

 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 comprising School Principal, District Engineer and District Education Officer would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly.

Hitherto, 07 other projects have been completed and 12 other projects in Sarlahi District are under implementation with the Government of India’s financial assistance worth NRs 500 million. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 27 ambulances and 01 bus, recognizing the need of the people of the district.

Under India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme, the Government of India has been providing financial assistance for 547 large and small development projects completed or being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal, the embassy stated. “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,” the press release further said.


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