India aid to upgrade school facilities

KATHMANDU: The Embassy of India today signed three separate memoranda of understanding to provide an assistance of Rs 6.14 crore for infrastructure development in three districts. Two MoUs were signed between the Embassy and the District Development Committees of Baitadi and Okhaldhunga while the third one was signed with Kathmandu Divisional Office of Department of Urban Development and Building Construction for providing the grant assistance.

Under the agreement, the embassy will provide Rs 2.78 crore to Shree Seti Gaun Secondary School in Baitadi. The amount will be used for the construction of a school building, boys' and girls' hostels and a teachers' quarter, besides managing furniture there.

Shree Himalaya Higher Secondary School in Okhaldhunga will get Rs 1.32 crore for the construction of its building, compound wall along with furniture.

Rs 2.04 crore will be provided to Nepal Srijanatmak Kala Guthi, Lalitpur, for the construction of the Silk Research Centre building, a hostel building for trainees along with logistics support.

"The schools are functioning in old buildings and urgently need upgradation of infrastructure to allow them to function properly," said a statement released by the embassy here today.

The projects will be implemented by the respective DDCs and the DUDBC. The local authorities will be fully responsible for the quality and timely completion of the projects.