India and Nepal enjoy a multi-faceted and multi-sectoral development partnership

India and Nepal on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for construction of a new building for Shree Naharpur Secondary School in Rupandehi district under New Delhi’s assistance of NRs. 44.17 million.

The new school building at Butwal-11, Naharpur will be built at an estimated cost of NRs. 44.17 million as High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) under India-Nepal Development Partnership, said a statement of the Indian Embassy in Nepal.

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.

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, 1127 students are enrolled in the school, about 50% of which are girl students, the statement said.

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, it mentioned.

Out of this, 60 are in Province 5, including 10 completed projects in Rupandehi District and 9 projects under various stages of completion in Province 5, including 2 in Rupandehi District, the statement further stated.

India and Nepal enjoy a multi-faceted and multi-sectoral development partnership that is reflective of the closeness of the people of both countries, the statement further said.

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, it added.
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