The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of the National Reconstruction Authority and the Embassy of India in Nepal have signed the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage projects in Lalitpur, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts.

As per the MoUs, 103 health sector projects in different districts including Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha and Gulmi districts will be reconstructed.

“These projects, damaged during the 2015 earthquake, will be reconstructed at a cost of Rs 420 crores,” the Indian embassy said in a statement.

The MoUs were signed in the presence of First Secretary of Development Partnership and Reconstruction Karun Bansal and Project Director of CLPIU (Building) Shyam Kishore Singh. Officials of the Embassy of India, Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) and representatives from the Government of India’s project consultants INTACH and CBRI attended the signing of the MoUs.

CLPIU (Building) of NRA is the implementing agency of both the projects related to health and cultural heritage sites.

Under the post-quake reconstruction package, the Government of India has allocated a total grant of USD 250 million, including USD 50 million each for education, cultural heritage and health sector, and USD 100 million for the housing sector.

A total of 71 educational sector projects, 28 cultural heritage sector projects in seven districts, 147 health facilities in 10 districts and construction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts is being undertaken with the grant assistance of the Government of India.