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India Grants Fund for School Construction under Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme

Feb 17, 2014 12:11 IST

    India has offered its assistance to Nepal for the construction of new School Buildings by granting a fund worth Rs 20.31 million under the Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme.

    Ranjit Rae, Indian Ambassador to Nepal has issued a statement mentioning that this help is assumed to produce better facilities for more than 2,000 students living in southern Nepal, among which around 38% of them are females.

    Rae inaugurated building of one of the oldest government recognised schools in Parsa district, Sri Zilla Uchchangal Higher Secondary School. The building was built under the Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme.

    The embassy said that this help would contribute in the development of education in the district.

    Apart from this, India has also granted assistance to Nepal worth Rs. 25.9 million, under the Nepal–India Economic Cooperation Programme, to execute 2 development projects in Parsa district which are currently in process. 4 projects have already been completed at a cost of Rs 70.2 million.

    At Birgunj Municipality in the district, an Integrated Check Post (ICP) is also being built which will incorporate high-tech facilities and customs and immigration services to allow a smooth cross-border movement of goods and traffic.

    India is also building ICPs at Raxaul (India) and Birgunj (Nepal) as well as Jogbani (India) and Biratnagar (Nepal) under Phase-I of the project.

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