The project was carried out with India's financial assistance of NPR 5 crores

The new building of a community old-age home constructed in Nepal's Lalitpur district with Indian aid was opened by the country's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday.

India's Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra was present.

The Jyapu Samaj Jestha Nagarik Ananda Niketan Bhawanin Bagdole is a model old-age home for senior citizens. It is a modern, disabled-friendly facility for their proper care, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said.

It has 110-beds along with a health check-up room, kitchen, necessary furniture and other equipment.

The construction of this Bhawan was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under an Agreement between Government of India (GoI) and Government of Nepal (GoN).

It was carried out with a financial assistance of NPR 5 crores from the Indian government.

"Implementation of these projects is an important part of our development cooperation. These projects aim at community development at the grass-root level," the Indian Embassy said.

On this occasion, the Indian Ambassador thanked Jyapu Samaj and its contribution to Nepalese society.

India has already completed more than 450 HICDPs in Nepal, as part of the Development cooperation between the two countries, across the length and breadth of Nepal.