Indian aid for Manang schools

KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood, who is on a weeklong visit of Mustang, yesterday handed over the newly constructed buildings of Jana Adarsh Secondary School in Kobang and Jana Shanti Secondary School in Kagbeni of the district.

The infrastructure was built at a cost of Rs 35.9 million, the Indian Embassy stated.

Jana Adarsha Secondary School in Mustang's Kobang VDC is among the oldest schools in the area. India had provided a grant assistance of Rs 29.9 million for the construction of a new school building and provision of furniture and computers. The new school infrastructure will cater to the educational needs of about 160 students.

India provided a grant of Rs 6 million for the construction of the library building and provision of furniture, computers and books to Jana Shanti Secondary School.

The buildings stand as a symbol of friendship that characterises the relationship between India and Nepal, the release stated.

India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay over Rs 25.6 billion with more than 350 large and small projects currently being implemented in all the districts of Nepal in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development. The development projects have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.