Training institute gets brand new building

Kathmandu, June 15

Deepak Bohara, minister for labour and employment, and Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae jointly inaugurated the newly constructed campus building for Pratiman-Neema Memorial Vocational Training Institute at Siddharthanagar in Rupandehi district, on Tuesday.

The double-storied building, constructed with Indian financial grant of Rs 44.35 million, consists of 18 rooms, library hall, reception, visitor’s room, and separate restrooms for male and female students, as per a media release issued here today.

The Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation, a non-profit making, non-governmental organisation was established in memory of late Pratiman Chandra Bohara, a freedom fighter of Nepal. The foundation has been working to uplift the backward sections of society since its establishment.

On the same day, Ambassador Rae also inaugurated the electrification work completed at Bhagwanpur VDC in Rupandehi with Indian financial grant of Rs 10.77 million.

This project installed seven transformers in seven villages of Bhagwanpur VDC by laying 11KV power distribution lines, 400/230 V distribution lines and erection of 331 poles.

Till date, two other projects have been completed with the Indian government’s assistance worth Rs 28 million in Rupandehi alone. Moreover, seven other projects at a cost of Rs 155 million are at different stages of implementation.

The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay of over Rs 76 billion with more than 529 large and small development projects completed or being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects, mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development, have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Nepal government.