HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: India has pledged Rs 4.57 crores for the construction of a three-storey hostel building for Madan Ashrit Memorial Technical School.
The Embassy of India, Kathmandu District Development Committee and Madan Ashrit Memorial Foundation inked a memorandum of understanding to this effect today.
This is the 15th development project being undertaken with Indian assistance in Kathmandu district under Small Development Projects, the embassy said in a statement.
The foundation, a non-profit social organisation, is working for the upliftment of backward sections of the society through a variety of programmes.
Established in 2009, its technical school conducts long-term vocational courses for civil sub-overseers as well as variety of community-oriented short-term vocational training courses under the auspices of the Centre for Technical Education and Vocational Training.
The absence of hostel at the school has affected students from remote areas.
According to the embassy, Kathmandu DDC will implement the project in accordance with the existing norms and regulations of Nepal.
Besides this, five projects in Kathmandu have already been completed with Indian assistance of Rs 2.64 crores, while work is ongoing for nine small development projects at a cost of Rs 28.72 crores.
India has also gifted 27 ambulances, 22 school buses and three special medical vans to various organisations in the district.
India has provided Rs 160 crores for Bir Hospital’s Trauma Centre. Construction of the project is going on.