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India laid foundation stone to build High Impact Community Development Projects in Udayapr, Nepal

Posted on: December 13, 2023

Foundation stone was laid today by Dr. Narayan Khadka, Hon’ble Member of  Parliament and former Minister, Government of Nepal and Shri Prasanna Shirivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu for the construction of school building of Shree Janata Belaka Secondary School, Belaka Municipality, Udayapur District, being built with Government of India’s financial assistance at the tendered cost of NRs.3.79 crore under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’. Public representatives, government officials, social workers, representatives of the School management,  teachers, parents and students  were also present on this occasion. 

2. The Government of India grant under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ will be utilized for the construction of a triple storied school building with the required class rooms and other infrastructure facilities for this school. The project is being undertaken as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), earlier known as Small Development Projects, under an agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal. This project is being implemented through the Belaka Municipality, Udayapur.

3. Speaking at the event, Dr. Narayan Khadka appreciated the continue developmental support of the Government of India in upliftment of the people of Nepal in its priority sectors.

4. Shri Prasanna Shrivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission,  Embassy of India, Kathmandu highlighted that the  project is  an important part of the very robust development partnership between India and Nepal, which has made significant progress in the recent years, spanning various priority sectors of the Government of Nepal and its people. He expressed continued commitment of the Government of India for bolstering this development partnership as per the priorities of Government of Nepal, for the mutual benefit of the peoples of both countries. He also highlighted the successful completion of 20 years of HICDPs implementation in Nepal last month. 

5. Once the construction of this school building is completed, this new infrastructure  will help to provide better education facilities for the students of Shree Janata Belaka Secondary School and would contribute to the development of education in this area.  

6. Since 2003, India has taken up over 550 HICDPs in Nepal in various sectors and has completed 488 projects. Amongst these, 84 projects are in Koshi Province which includes 11 projects in Udayapur. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 974 ambulances and 234 school buses to various hospitals, health posts and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day of India. Amongst these, 141 Ambulances and 35 School Buses have been gifted in Koshi Province, which includes 12 Ambulances and 1 School Bus provided  in Udayapur District. 

7. As close neighbours, India and Nepal share wide-ranging and multi-sectoral cooperation. The implementation of the HICDPs reflects the continued support of the Government of India in bolstering the efforts of the Government of Nepal in upliftment of its people, augmenting infrastructure in the field of priority sectors, especially in the education sector, in Nepal.  

Press Release-Shree Janata Belaka Secondary School - Nepali

Kathmandu, Nepal
13 December 2023


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