A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Embassy of India to Nepal, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) and Triyuga Municipality for the construction of a new building for Shree Bal Mandir Secondary School in Udaypur district under the Government of India grant assistance, on Monday.

The MoU was signed by the Head of Development Partnership and Reconstruction Wing of the Embassy, Mayor of Triyuga Municipality and Under Secretary from MoFAGA.

The project, which will be taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDPs), is estimated to cost Rs 42.95 million under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership programme.

According to the press release issued by the Indian embassy on Tuesday, the Indian government has taken up over 520 HICDP schemes earlier known as Small Development Projects, in Nepal since 2003. Among them, 448 projects have been completed in the areas of health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities across all seven provinces.

India is also reconstructing 71 educational institutions damaged during the 2015 earthquake in eight districts of Nepal under a reconstruction grant of Rs 5800 million. Eight schools have already been completed, work on 62 schools is ongoing and the Tribhuvan University Central Library project is under tender process, the presser further adds.