Kathmandu, November 5
Chief Minister of Province 3 Dormani Paudel performed the groundbreaking ceremony for establishment of a flagship Nepal-Bharat Maitri Polytechnic in Hetauda of Makwanpur district in the presence of Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of India, Ajay Kumar.
The event was also graced by Province 3 Minister of Social Development Yubraj Dulal, Minister of Financial Affairs Kailash Dungel, CTEVT Member-Secretary Pushpa Raman Wagle, and over 600 residents and students of Hetauda.
The Nepal-Bharat Maitri Polytechnic at Hetauda is a state-of-the-art infrastructure project in the area of vocational training and is being built under the India-Nepal Development Partnership with Government of India’s grant of Rs 385.3 crores, said a press release issued by the Embassy of India. The polytechnic is being built in an area of over 32 acres by M/s Nirman Consultants Pvt Ltd as the Project Management Consultant and M/s Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd as the project contractor.
The total built up area of the polytechnic project would be 19,200 square metres. The facility will include an administrative block, academic block, auditorium, library, workshop, multipurpose hall, separate hostels for boys and girls, principal and staff residences and amenities for sports. The project is expected to be completed in two years, read the release.
According to the embassy, the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of polytechnic in Hetauda is another testimony of friendly relations between India and Nepal and also India’s commitment to work with Nepal to complement efforts of the Government of Nepal to strengthen infrastructure in the vocational and skill development sector of Nepal.
A version of this article appears in print on November 06, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.