Kathmandu: India has signed two MoUs with Nepal, pledging NR (Nepali Rupee) 107.01 million for the construction of three schools in the landlocked country. According to an official release, the MoUs were signed with the Mahakali Municipality in Darchula and the Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality in Dhanusha. The schools will be constructed in Darchula, Dhanusha and Kapilvastu districts as part of the India-Nepal Development Partnership programme.
One of the schools will be built at Dhap in Darchula district at an estimated cost of NRs 29.64 million to be used by Shree Malikarjun Higher Secondary School. The second one to be used by Baidyanath Devnarayan Public Higher Secondary School will be constructed for NRs 44.32 million at Tulsiyahi in Dhanusha district.
The construction works will be executed by the Mahakali Municipality and Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality as India will only fund the project, which will be monitored by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration of Government and the Embassy of India.
The third school will be constructed by Mahrajgunj Municipality of Kapilvastu district for which New Delhi has committed NRs 33.05 million. The embassy said the projects complement the efforts of the government of Nepal in augmenting infrastructure in the field of education.
A cheque of the first installment of NRs 8.26 million has already been released by the Indian embassy to DCC Kapilvastu in the presence of Mayor of Mahrajgunj Municipality. The construction work has been awarded to Daya Nirman Sewa Rupendehi following the tender process.