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Reconstructed school handed over in Ramechhap

Kathmandu, August 10: The newly-reconstructed buildings and infrastructures of Agleshwar Madhyamik Bidhyalaya of Dimipokhari in Sunapati Rural Municipality-2 of Ramechhap was inaugurated and handed over to the school management authority amidst a virtual program.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali inaugurated and handed over the school infrastructures through a virtual program today.

The school has been reconstructed at the cost of Rs. 72.7 million by Disaster Resilience of Schools Project (DRSP) which is being funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It took 18 months to complete the construction.

The three-story school buildings have two blocks and 21 rooms, which include class room, computer and science lab, work spaces for the principal and teachers, library and early childhood development (ECD) rooms for small children. The school also has toilets for boys, girls and differently-able students.

The school even has a room to change their cloth during the menstruation period for women teachers and girl students, together with a fireplace to burn sanitary pads.

It also has drinking water with filter, shed on the way to the classrooms from the main gate, cement bricks on the pavements, solar light system and a ramp for the students using wheelchairs.

In Ramechhap, 736 classrooms of 218 schools have been reconstruction with the resources provided by the government and through the school management committees. Altogether, Rs. 1.20 billion has been spent till now.

There are 179 classrooms of 53 schools that are currently being reconstructed.

Similarly, under the first phase of the DRSP, reconstruction of 12 schools is in final stage with the budget of Rs. 988.5 million. In the second phase, reconstruction of 17 schools has started at the cost of Rs. 1.25 billion.

Fifteen schools had earlier been reconstructed in Ramechhap under the Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) at the cost of Rs. 1.33 billion.

Another five schools have been reconstructed in the district with the assistance of Rs. 302.8 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) of the Government of Japan has also constructed a model school in the district at the cost of Rs. 115 million.

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