Nepal | January 25, 2021

Construction of school block left in limbo for nine years

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Rajbiraj, May 25

Construction of a block at Narendra Memorial Secondary School in Boriya VDC has been left in limbo though nine years have passed after the foundation stone of the structure was laid in Saptari.

The Government of India had decided to provide financial aid for construction of the school’s new block. The project was launched with a budget allocation of IC 13.5 million and then Indian envoy to Nepal Shivashankar Mukherjee had laid the foundation stone in 2007.

According to the school head teacher Khilanath Gautam, Kathmandu-based Danfe Construction Company was awarded the contract.

“Though the construction work was supposed to be completed three years ago, they have yet to install window panes, door panels, wiring and paint the walls,” he said.

“On the one hand, the under-construction block has occupied a large space, while on the other, students have been facing room crunch,” complained Gautam.

Chairperson of the School Management Committee Parmesh Yadav said though the school was granted permission to run classes of Electrical Engineering as a vocational subject, they were not sure about launching the programme due to classroom crunch.

Though the school administration has been appealing to the District Development Committee, District Administration Office and District Education Office for early completion of the construction work, their pleas has gone unheeded so far, said Gautam.


A version of this article appears in print on May 26, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

NC, JSP-N not keen on joint struggle

NC says it’s protesting, JSP-N blames NCP of betrayal KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal-led Nepal Communist Party has repeatedly asked the Nepali Congress to join hands in a joint struggle against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Read More...

Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves

VITORIA-GASTEIZ: Eden Hazard scored his first goal in almost three months while Karim Benzema bagged a brace as Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 win away to Alaves in La Liga on Saturday in the absence of coach Zinedine Zidane. Zidane tested positive for COVID-19 the day before the game so a Read More...

Dead Bodies of Nepalese Migrant Workers brought to Nepal

NAC brings bodies of 18 Nepalis from Malaysia

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 Nepal Airlines Corporation has repatriated the bodies of 18 Nepali nationals from Malaysia. The national flag-carrier brought the bodies in its wide-body A330 aircraft. Eighteen bodies and the mortal remains of one Nepali were brought here today. NAC had brought ho Read More...

Govt urged to implement NHRC recommendations

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 The National Human Rights Commission has urged the Government of Nepal to implement the recommendations made by it earlier and those suggestions received from the international community in the course of Universal Periodic Review. In the wake of the 37th Session of the Un Read More...

Rajendra Mahato

Gajendra Narayan Singh’s memorial marked in Tarai districts

RAJBIRAJ, JANUARY 23 Various programmes were organised to mark the death anniversary of late Gajendra Narayan Singh in various Tarai districts today. In Rajbiraj, Saptari, Gajendra Narayan Singh Research Centre, Saptari, organised different programmes on the 19th death anniversary of Singh Read More...

KMC begins martyrs’ week celebrations

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 Martyrs’ Week celebrations have started from today in commemoration of all the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the welfare of the people and the country. The main celebration committee formed by Kathmandu Metropolitan City today formally started Read More...

Bagmati clean-up campaign

Ten tonnes waste managed from Bagmati River

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 About 10 metric tonnes of waste was managed from the Bagmati River today. Today is the 402nd week of the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign. As part of the campaign, about 100 volunteers gathered on the Bagmati River banks near Minbhawan area and collected garbage, Govind Read More...

Covid-19 Vaccines , Nepal

Preparations under way to dispatch COVID-19 vaccine to all provinces

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 23 Preparations are under way to dispatch COVID-19 vaccine to all seven provinces. One million doses of the vaccine were received from India under grant assistance on Thursday. According to Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population Jageshwar Gautam, these Read More...