India-aided community development project launched in Nepal


India and Nepal enjoy multi-faceted and multi-sectoral development partnership that is reflective of the closeness of the people of both countries.…reports Asian Lite News

A new academic building for an educational institution is the latest India-funded community development project to be completed in Nepal.

The new building of the Sindhuli Community Technical Institute,
located in Kamalamai Municipality-6, Sindhuli District, was inaugurated by Karasang Lama, Chief, DCC Sindhuli, and Prashant Kumar Sona, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, on Tuesday.

According to the Indian Embassy in Nepal, the project was carried out as a community development project at a cost of Rs. 44.18 million with grant funding from the Government of India’s Development Cooperation in Education Sector.

This is one of the 75 projects being inaugurated this year in Nepal as part of the “India@75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebration of India’s 75th anniversary of independence.

Since 2003, India has taken up over 527 High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs) in Nepal and has completed 470 projects in the areas of health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities across all seven provinces of Nepal at the grassroots level.

Out of this, 103 HICDPs are in Bagmati Province, including four projects in Sindhuli District.

The Sindhuli Community Technical Institute was founded in 2014. It is a product of the collaborative effort between DCC and Sindhuli’s Kamalamai Municipality and the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

It has been offering agricultural (animal science) and civil engineering diploma programmes. With the support of Kathmandu University, it also offers bachelor’s degrees in information technology and civil engineering. Over 292 students attend the institute, with roughly 30% of them being female.

With the help of the Indian government, new infrastructure was built for the institute in Nepal, giving students the opportunity to pursue higher education.

The completion of this institute project demonstrates the continuous assistance provided by the Government of India in assisting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to build infrastructure in important areas like education.

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

“The implementation of this Institute project reflects the continued support of the Government of India in complementing the efforts of the Government of Nepal to create infrastructure in priority sectors like education,” the Indian Embassy said.

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