India to fund NR 530 million for construction of 25 health posts in Nepal
These 25 health posts are the first batch of 147 health sector projects in Nepal being reconstructed by India under US $ 50 million grant
Reiterating its commitment to continue its development partnership with Nepal which is long-standing, unwavering, unmatched and multidimensional in nature, India on Friday signed four agreements worth NR 530 million with Nepal for reconstruction of 25 health posts in the Himalayan nation.
Head of Development Partnership and Reconstruction wing of the Embassy of India, Nepal and Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) signed 4 MoUs for reconstruction of total 25 health posts in Nepal, an official release of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu maintained.
It further said that out of the 25 posts agreed upon by the two sides for reconstruction, 12 health posts are located in Dhading district and 13 are located in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. These health posts, damaged during the 2015 earthquake will be reconstructed at a cost of NR 530 million, it added.
These 25 health posts are the first batch of 147 health sector projects being reconstructed by NRA under the Government of India reconstruction grant of US $ 50 million for the health sector in ten districts of Nepal, the official release mentioned. The remaining projects are in an advanced stage of tender process, it added.
Officials of the Indian Embassy in Nepal say India has been engaged with Nepal in strengthening the infrastructure facilities in the health sector. Under the government of India funded Small Development Projects scheme over 40 health posts and health camps have been completed in Nepal since 2003.
Alongside construction of health posts and camps, India has also gifted over 823 ambulances to governmental, non-governmental or non-profit making organisations in Nepal since 1994.
The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, a premier Indian institute, will provide technical hand-holding for construction of these health facilities.