Indian Assistance of NRs. 37.76 million for the construction of school building in Achham District

Press Release
Indian Assistance of NRs. 37.76 million for the
construction of school building in Achham District
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 19th September 2012 between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, District Development Committee, Achham and Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School for providing Indian grant assistance of NRs. 37.76 million for the construction of a double -storied school building under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme. This is the first development project in the Achham District being undertaken with the Indian assistance under Small Development Projects. 
Established as a Primary School in 1960 and subsequently upgraded as Higher Secondary level in 2007, Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School is situated at Bayalpata VDC in Achham District, Far Western Region of Nepal.  Its existing infrastructure is dilapidated and inadequate to meet the growing requirements of the students as well as faculty members. The new building will help in the development of better facilities for over 1300 students, about 50% of whom are girls. The upgraded facility would create improved environment for learning by the students and contribute towards the further development of the education sector in the District. In addition to this school, two ambulances have also been gifted to health care organisations in Achham District. 
The project will be implemented by the District Development Committee, Achham in accordance with the existing norms and regulations of the Government of Nepal. They will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of construction of the project and its timely completion. The MoU stipulates the constitution of an Oversight Committee, comprising of representatives of the DDC and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring the implementation of the project in a time bound manner. 
Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 64 billion with more than 425 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development have been undertaken in response to local needs, and in partnership with the Government of Nepal. 
Source: Indian Embassy 

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