A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Embassy of India, Nepal’s Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) for the construction of Sanitation facility within the Pashupati Area Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Issuing a press statement on June 15, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu inform that India has extended financial assistance of Rs 37.23 million for the construction of sanitation facilities for use by pilgirms and tourists to the Pashupatinath Temple.

The project will be funded under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri: Development Partnership as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP or earlier SDPs) by Government of India, according to the press statement.

“The project proposal was forwarded by the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) to the Embassy in October 2019. The project will be implemented by KMC in accordance with the norms laid out by Government of Nepal,” read the statement.

As per the understanding, KMC will identify a suitable contractor through a tender process for completing the construction work in 15 months from the award of work.