Six newly reconstructed schools in Kavrepalanchowk district were inaugurated today. The six schools were reconstructed under the grant assistance of Government of India at a total cost of Rs 197 million.
The schools—Shree Ajad Secondary School (Banepa), Shree Bhagwati Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Ajad Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Dughdeshwar Secondary School (Panchkhal), Shree Sharada Secondary School (Panauti) and Shree Khandadevi Secondary School (ChauriDeurali) were built according to earthquake-resilient reconstruction norms of Government of Nepal and will provide better learning environment to over 2000 students. The schools are part of Government of India’s commitment to reconstruct educational institutions across eight districts affected by the earthquake under grant assistance of 50 million US dollars, says a statement issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu.
The six newly reconstructed schools were jointly inaugurated by Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs of India, Shri Anurag Srivastava, with MPs Gokul Prasad Baskota and Ganga Bahadur Tamang, and Executive Member of National Reconstruction Authority Dhurba Prasad Sharma.
The event was attended by officials from Embassy of India in Kathmandu, representatives from Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), District Level Project Implementation Unit (Kavrepalanchowk), Banepa Municipality, Panauti Municipality and other stakeholders.
Also today, a ground breaking ceremony of Khopasi Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in Panauti Municipality, Kavrepalanchowk was held. This health post is one of the 132 health posts being reconstructed under Government of India’s grant assistance. The PHCC is being reconstructed at a cost of Rs 75 million. It will provide emergency, maternal and child healthcare and other medical services for around 15,000 people in Kavrepalanchowk district, adds the statement.
It may be noted that India has committed reconstruction grant-in aid of 250 million UD Dollars for reconstruction projects in Housing, Education, Health and Cultural Heritage Sectors in Nepal. A total of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot in housing sector, 70 schools and one Library in education sector, 132 health buildings in health sector and restoration/retrofitting of 28 cultural heritage sites in Cultural Heritage sector are being funded by India’s post-earthquake reconstruction grant.
Source: National News Agency Nepal