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India is honored to be a promising development partner of Nepal: Anurag Srivastava

१३ आश्विन २०७८, बुधबार २०:५०

Joint Secretary Anurag Srivastava jointly inaugurated and marks seven reconstruction projects in Kavrepalanchowk district under the Government of India’s grant assistance

On 29th September 2021, Shri Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs of India, jointly inaugurated six newly reconstructed schools in Kavrepalanchowk with Mr. Gokul Prasad Baskota, Member of Parliament of Nepal, Kavrepalanchowk-2, and Mr. Ganga Bahadur Tamang, Member of Parliament of Nepal, Kavrepalanchowk-1, and Mr. Dhurba Prasad Sharma, Executive Member, National Reconstruction Authority, Government of Nepal. The six schools have been built under reconstruction grant assistance of the Government of India at a total cost of NPR 197 million. The event was attended by officials from the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, representatives from the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), District Level Project Implementation Unit (Kavrepalanchowk), Banepa Municipality, Panauti Municipality, and other stakeholders.

These six reconstructed schools Shree Ajad Secondary School (Banepa), Shree Bhagwati Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Ajad Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Dughdeshwar Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Sharada Secondary School (Panauti), and Shree Khandadevi Secondary School (Chauri Deurali) were built according to earthquake-resilient reconstruction norms of Government of Nepal and will provide a better learning environment to over 2000 students. The schools are part of the Government of India’s commitment to reconstruct educational institutions across eight districts affected by the earthquake under grant assistance of US $ 50 million. The eight beneficiary districts are Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk, Dhading, and Kathmandu. To date, the construction of 14 schools has been completed and the construction of 56 schools is ongoing.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Srivastava highlighted that these six schools are excellent examples of courage and capacity of Nepali people to build back better and that India is honored to be a promising development partner of Nepal. India, as a close friend and neighbor has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Nepal in its efforts towards reconstruction.

A groundbreaking ceremony of Khopasi Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in Panauti Municipality, Kavrepalanchowk was also held during the day. This health post is one of the 132 health posts being reconstructed under the Government of India’s grant assistance of USD 50 million in the health sector. The PHCC is being reconstructed at a cost of NPR. 75 million. It will provide emergency, maternal, and child healthcare and other medical services for around 15000 people in the Kavrepalanchowk district.

India has committed a reconstruction grant-in-aid of US $250 million (for reconstruction projects in Housing, Education, Health, and Cultural Heritage Sectors in Nepal). 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot in the housing sector, 70 schools and 1 Library in the education sector, 132 health buildings in the health sector, and restoration/retrofitting of 28 cultural heritage sites in the Cultural Heritage sector are being funded by India’s post-earthquake reconstruction grant.

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