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NRA CEO, Indian ambassador launch CBRI project website

Kathmandu, September 22: Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali and Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra jointly launched the CBRI project website to highlight the post-earthquake reconstruction initiatives in the education sector.

At a virtual launch ceremony held today, the NRA CEO and the Indian Ambassador unveiled a dedicated website on the post-earthquake reconstruction projects in the education sector in Nepal, assisted by the Government of India.

According to the Indian embassy, the website is a one stop, user-friendly window for all the information related to education projects under the Government of India-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction initiatives.

The website, which is available in both English and Nepali, is accessible at www.goicbrinepal.com.

It has been conceptualized and developed by the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee under India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The CBRI, Roorkee, is the Design and Project Management Consultant for the project, and a premier National Laboratory under the CSIR. It is a pioneer in India for research in the field of shelter planning, building materials, structures, foundations and disaster mitigation, according to the Indian embassy.

The embassy, in a statement, has said that steady progress has been made under the Indian government’s commitment of US$ 1 billion assistance for the post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.

It said that over 46,000 out of 50,000 private houses have been completed for the GoI-supported beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.

Besides, education, health and cultural restoration projects, including 70 schools, 1 library, 147 health facilities and 28 cultural heritage sites, are currently under implementation for reconstruction and retrofitting.

The embassy further stressed that the Government of India remains committed to continue supporting the socio-economic development of Nepal, including through the post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.

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