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India signs MoU with Nepal for reconstruction of
India signs MoU with Nepal for reconstruction of 6 Secondary schools

Kathmandu (Nepal), : It seems like India is in full swing in boosting relations with Nepal with recent rollout of vaccines as grant assistance and now going ahead in improving educational infrastructure of the Himalayan Nation. Keeping that in mind, a Memorandum of Understanding has lately been signed to reconstruct 6 Secondary schools in Nepal.

The Indian Embassy and CLPIU (Education) of NRA was also signed for construction of six secondary schools at a total cost of NR 518 million. Out of these six secondary schools, a ceremony for reconstruction of Shree KantiBhairab Secondary School at Kageshwari Municipality was held on Thursday. C. Khampa, Deputy Chief of Embassy of India, Kathmandu attended the event with Mr Sushil Gywali, CEO of National Reconstruction Authority of Government of Nepal.

The event was attended by Mayor of Kageshwari Municipality, Secretary NRA and representatives of Shree KantiBhairab School Management Committee. Shree KantiBhairab Secondary School is being reconstructed at a cost of NR 266 million and will be built as per earthquake-resilient reconstruction norms of Government of Nepal. The new three floor building will have 30 class rooms, library and lab/practical rooms, separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls and also furniture.

The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, a premier institute in India in the field earthquake-resilient reconstruction, will provide technical hand-holding for construction of these schools. Government of India has committed a total grant of US $ 250 million for reconstruction projects in the education, health, cultural heritage and housing sectors. For the education sector, India has committed a grant of US $ 50 million.(UPDATED O 20TH FEB 2021)