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India pledges Rs 3.23 crore for schools in Nepal

world Updated: Sep 03, 2009 10:47 IST

India has pledged to provide an assistance of Rs 3.23 crore to Nepal for development of educational infrastructure in that country.

Two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed yesterday by the embassy of India with the District Development Committees of Dhanusha and Ramechhap to provide assistance for development of educational infrastructure in these districts, a release issued by Indian embassy said.

Under the assistance programme, Rs 1.58 crore will be provided to Sri B P Koirala Secondary School, Sapahi-7, Dhanusha for construction of double storied school building and provision for lab equipment and computers. The school caters to the educational needs of nearly 900 students.

Besides, Rs 1.65 crore will be provided to Sri Manthali Higher Secondary School, Manthali-2, Ramechhap for construction of four-storey building, provision of furniture, lab equipment and computers. The school caters to the educational needs of more than 2,250 students.

These projects are being undertaken in response to requests from respective DDCs and are being carried out in consultation with Government of Nepal.

Presently these schools are functioning in old buildings without adequate space and urgently need upgradation of infrastructure.

Under the Indian economic cooperation, some 350 large and small projects are being run with the total outlay of Rs 1,562.5 crore in the sectors of education, health and community development, embassy sources said.