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India pledges $397 mn for Nepal

India has pledged $397.68 million to Nepal for the construction of a nursing campus in Morang district.

india Updated: Dec 23, 2006 16:11 IST

India has pledged USD 397.68 million to Nepal for the construction of a nursing campus in Morang district.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shanker Mukherjee laid the foundation stone for the campus building at Siswsani Hahada village in eastern Nepal on Friday.

The campus, which is affiliated to the Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT) of Nepal is run by the Shree Krishna Prasad Koirala Sewa Guthi, an organisation dedicated to the father of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Governments of India and Nepal on October 6 to build the nursing campus building under assistance from India, a press release issued by the Indian Embassy said.

The institute conducts proficiency level certificate courses in nursing for women. The new building will enable the campus to conduct 'Auxiliary Nurse Midwife' courses to produce 60 qualified nurses every year, the release said.