The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of the Ministry of Education, Nepal yesterday signed seven Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) the for re-building 56 higher secondary schools located in Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhading, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok districts.

Issuing a press release yesterday, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said, “These schools will be re-built as part of Government of India’s post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal with a grant of NRs. 2.95 billion.”

“These schools will be re-built as per Government of Nepal’s norms for earthquake-resilient reconstruction. The school infrastructure will consist of academic blocks, classrooms along with furniture and separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls,” the statement read.

It added, “(The) Government of India remains committed to continue collaborating with (the) Government of Nepal and its agencies for socio-economic development of Nepal, including post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.”

Earlier, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on behalf of the Government of India, had handed over 30,000 PCR kits to Minister of Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal on 17 May.

Before that, Ambassador Kwatra had handed over 23 tonnes of medicines to the Government of Nepal on 22 April.