Indian and Nepali officials exchanging the MoU. (Photo: Embassy of India)
KATHMANDU: India has given a grant assistance of Rs 44.17 million to construct a new building of Shree Naharpur Secondary School at Butwal-11, Naharpur in Rupandehi.
The Head of Development Partnership and Reconstruction Wing of the Embassy of India, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration and Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City, Rupandehi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday.
The new school building will be built at an estimated cost of NRs 44.17 million under Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership as a part of High Impact Community Development Project scheme program of Government of India, statement issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu said.
Established in 1971, Shree Naharpur Secondary School is affiliated to National Examinations Board (NEB).
The school is providing education in the field of Education and Management at +2 levels. Currently 1127 students are enrolled in the school and about 50% of which are girl students.
The statement said since 2003, under High Impact Community Development Projects program, earlier known as Small Development Projects, India has completed 446 projects in the areas of health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities in across all seven provinces of Nepal.
Out of these, 41 are in Province-5, including ten completed projects in Rupandehi District and 9 projects are under various stages of completion in province 5 including one in Rupandehi District.
India is also reconstructing 71 educational institutions damaged during 2015 earthquake in eight districts of Nepal under reconstruction grant of NRs 5800 million, the statement said.
Eight schools have already been completed, work on 62 schools is ongoing and the Tribhuvan University Central Library project is under tender process.
As close neighbors, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation.
Today’s signing of the MoU reflects continued commitment of Government of India in complementing the efforts of Government of Nepal in creating infrastructure in priority sectors, it added.