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MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage sector projects and 103 health sector projects, worth NPR 420 crores, signed

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MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage sector projects and 103 health sector projects, worth NPR 420 crores, signed

Embassy of India in Nepal and Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) signed MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage projects (in Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading districts) and 103 health sector projects (in Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Gulmi, Gorkha and Kavre districts) spread across various districts in Nepal. The MoUs were signed by both sides in the presence of Shri Karun Bansal, First Secretary (Development Partnership & Reconstruction) and Mr. Shyam Kishore Singh, Project Director, CLPIU (Bldg).

 

2.         These projects, damaged during the 2015 earthquake will be reconstructed at a cost of NRs 420 crores. CLPIU (Building) of NRA is the implementing agency for both health and cultural heritage sector projects. The event was attended by officials of the Embassy of India, Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) and representatives from Government of India’s project consultants INTACH and CBRI.

 

3.         Under post-earthquake reconstruction package, Government of India (GoI) has allocated total grant of USD 250 million, including US $50 million each for education, cultural heritage and health sector, and USD 100 million for the Housing sector. In total, 71 education sector projects, 28 cultural heritage sector projects in 7 districts, 147 health facilities in 10 districts  and construction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot is being undertaken with GoI grant assistance.

 

4. Government of India is committed to bolster reconstruction efforts of Government of Nepal in all these sectors.

 

3rd September 2021

Kathmandu