Indian assistance to Nepal trebled: Mukherjee

Dang, January 10:

Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, said today that the Indian government has trebled the quantum of financial assistance to the present government of Nepal in comparison to what it was giving the previous government.

Laying the foundation stone of the building of the Bal Janata Higher Secondary School at Deukhuri of Dang district to be constructed with a financial assistance of Rs 20 million from the Indian government, Mukherjee said: “The Indian government has hiked threefold its assistance to the Nepal government formed after Jana Andolan II.”

Mukherjee said the Indian government has been providing assistance in the health, education and development construction sectors of Nepal. Over 160 projects with Indian assistance are operating in 75 districts of Nepal, he added.

Stating that this was the first Indian help in the education sector in the district, Mukherjee said Indian help for Nepal would continue in future.

The total construction cost of the 34-room school building will be Rs 19.9 million. Mukherjee arrived in Dang last evening. He is scheduled to return to the capital today afternoon itself, Local Development Officer Rajendra Poudel said.

Headmaster of the school Rajendra Chaudhari chaired the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Dang Chief District Officer Rudra Prasad Poudel welcome the Indian help for the school.