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India laid foundation stone to build High Impact Community Development Project in Pyuthan District, Nepal

Posted on: June 14, 2024

Foundation stone was laid today jointly by Mr. Nabil Bikram Shah, Chairman, Airawati Rural Municipality and Shri Prashant Kumar Sona, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Kathmandu for the construction of Shree Dang-Bang Secondary School & Hostel Buildings at Airawati Rural Municipality-1, Pyuthan District, Nepal. It is being built with Government of India’s financial assistance at the tendered cost of NRs.33.92 million under ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’. Political 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’ is being utilized for the construction of school and hostel buildings with other facilities for this school. The project is taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), under an Agreement between Government of India and Government of Nepal. This project is being implemented through Airawati Rural Municipality, Pyuthan.  The project is an important example of the robust development partnership between India and Nepal. 

3. Chairman, Airawati Rural Municipality, Political representatives and Chairperson, School Management Committee in their remarks appreciated the continued developmental support of the Government of India in upliftment of the people of Nepal in priority sectors. 

4. The new school and hostel buildings would be useful in providing better education and accommodation facilities to the students of Shree Dang-Bang Secondary School in Airawati Rural Municipality, Pyuthan and would create an improved environment for learning as well as contribute to the development of the education in this region. 

5. Since 2003, Government of India has taken up over 551 HICDPs in Nepal in various sectors and has completed 490 projects. Amongst these, 61 projects are in Lumbini Province in various sectors, including         2 projects in Pyuthan. In addition to these, Government of India has gifted 1009 ambulances and 300 school buses to various hospitals, health posts and educational institutions in Nepal.  Amongst these, 164 ambulances and 43 school buses have been gifted in Lumbini Province, including 10 ambulances provided in Pyuthan District. 

6. As close neighbours, India and Nepal share wide-ranging and multi-sectoral cooperation. The implementation of 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.

Kathmandu, Nepal, 14th June 2024

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