Nepal: Foundation stone laid for school building being built with Indian assistance

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Kathmandu [Nepal]: The foundation stone for the construction of a new building of a school in Nepal’s Butwal, which is being built with the assistance provided by India, was laid on Wednesday.
The new school building at Butwal-11, Naharpur will be built at an estimated cost of Nepali Rupees (NRs) 44.17 million as High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under India-Nepal Development Partnership, India embassy here said in a statement. The foundation stone was laid by Karun Bansal, Head of Development Partnership and Reconstruction Wing of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Shiv Raj Subedi, Mayor of Butwal Nagarpalika, for the construction of a new school building of Shree Naharpur Secondary School in Rupandehi.
Shree Naharpur Secondary School is an old school in this area set up in 1971. Once completed, the school will shift to its new premises. Currently, 1,127 students are enrolled in the school, about 50 per cent of which are girl students.
“Since 2003, India has completed 454 projects in the areas of health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities across all 7 provinces of Nepal under grassroots level HICDPs. Out of this, 60 are in Province -5, including ten completed projects in Rupandehi District and 9 projects under various stages of completion in Province 5, including 2 in Rupandehi District,” the statement said.
The embassy said India and Nepal enjoy a multi-faceted and multi-sectoral development partnership that is reflective of the closeness of the people of both countries.
“Today’s laying of the foundation stone reflects the continued commitment of the Government of India in complementing the efforts of the Government of Nepal to create infrastructure in priority sectors,” the embassy added.

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