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Agreements signed for schools to be reconstructed with Indian support


Kathmandu, March 06:

Two separate agreements for schools to be reconstructed with Indian government grant have been signed. Understandings have been reached for consulting services for the reconstruction of 70 schools in seven earthquake-affected districts and two big libraries in the Kathmandu Valley.

The agreements have paved way for the initiation of construction work of schools that are to be reconstructed with grant from the Indian government.

The Indian government is going to deploy service of India’s famous institution Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) to provide technical support in the reconstruction of 72 earthquake-damaged educational structures.

Deputy Head of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu Dr. Ajay Kumar on behalf of the Indian government and Team Leader Dr. Purnima Parida on behalf of CBRI signed an agreement to this effect.

Right after this, Project Director of Central Project Implementation Unit (Education) Imnarayan Shrestha and head of Indian Embassy’s Reconstruction Sector Suchita Kishor signed special agreement for reconstruction of eight schools in Gorkha and Nuwakot.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri were present at the signing ceremony.

CEO Gyewali expressed happiness over the beginning of the process of reconstruction of schools under the Indian government aid.  He also said the NRA was ready to cooperate in order to complete the reconstruction work of these schools soon.

Similarly, Indian ambassador Puri said that he felt happy as he got the chance to contribute in the reconstruction of educational institutions.

Seventy secondary schools will be reconstructed with the Indian aid in seven districts - Ramechhap, Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Gorkha, Nuwakot and Dhading.

Likewise, buildings of Tribhuvan University Central Library and National Library in Pulchowk will also be constructed under the grant.

CBRI will provide designs and project management consultancy service for the reconstruction of these schools and libraries. 

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