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Seven quake-damaged buildings of Jiri Technical School reconstructed


Dolakha: Seven earthquake damaged buildings of Jiri Technical School were reconstructed in the first phase in Dolakha.

The Swiss government has financed the reconstruction of three academic buildings, three hostels and one common hall in the first phase.

Jiri Technical School - one of the oldest schools in the country - was established with the help of the Swiss government in 1983.

More than 50 JTS buildings were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.

Chief of JTS Bishnu Hari Adhikari said, “The school cannot be operated only in seven buildings,” adding, students were taking classes in huts. “We are compelled to operate teaching-learning activities in the huts due to lack of buildings.” Adhikari said the government also had to take initiatives in coordination with the Swiss government for speedy reconstruction of additional buildings of the technical school.

The Swiss government had reached agreement to construct seven buildings with 12 rooms in the first phase. “However, it has yet to sign a deal for reconstruction of other buildings,” Adhikari informed. He said they were quite hopeful that the Swiss government would sign a deal for erecting other buildings as well.

Adarsha Construction constructed the buildings and Amar Construction carried out the dress soling of stone and two bridges inside the school with investment of Rs 100 million by the Swiss government in the first phase. As many as 200 students are admitted in JTS every year.

The technical school operates programmes such as agriculture JTA, auxiliary mid-wife and sub-overseer, among others.

From The Himalayan Times - June 4, 2019

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