India donates 21.54 million to construct school in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Jan 22 (UNI) The Indian government has given a grant assistance of Rs 21.54 million for the construction of Shree Nepal Rastriya Secondary School in the Himalayan nation.

Consulate General T Ashok laid the foundation stone for the new building in Birgunj, Bara district near India's border.

The school, situated at Piparpati Pachrauta VDC was established in 1947 as lower secondary school and upgraded to higher secondary in 1995. The school was presently holding classes for over 1,100 students coming from seven VDCs of the district in an old and inadequate building.

The project is being implemented by the District Development Committee, Bara while an oversight committee consisting of representatives from the school management committee, the DDC and the District Development Office has been constituted to ensure community participation in overseeing the project for their effective and timely implementation.

This is the second project being implemented with the assistance of Indian government in Bara district and overall is part of more than 265 large and small projects currently being realised under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme in the education, health, community development and infrastructure sector.


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