Indian assistance for 350 projects

KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador to Nepal, Rakesh Sood handed over the newly constructed water tank for Shree Mahakaruna Sakyapa Vidyalaya, to the local community at Lomangthan, on Monday. Shree Mahakaruna Sakyapa Vidyalaya in upper Mustang is among the oldest monastic schools.

According to the Indian embassy, the government of India had provided grant assistance of Rs 25.1 million earlier for the construction of school building,

hostel, and quarter for monks and teachers in 2006. An additional grant of Rs 1.088 million was provided recently in order to address the shortage of drinking water at the school.

The grant comes under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme that outlays Rs 25.6 billion for more than 350 large and small projects in the education sector, health and infrastructure development of Nepal.

The Indian assistance in development of Nepal reflects the commitment of India and its people towards peace and development of Nepal.

The projects also address the aspiration of the Nepalese people. Added to that, the infrastructure that have been built under the Indian assistance also stand as a symbol of Indo-Nepal friendly relations. Government of India is very much eager to bring more such projects and take the friendly relations of the countries to a greater height, the embassy stated.