Indian Embassy and NRA sign MoUs for the reconstruction of cultural heritage and health sector projects

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Embassy of India in Nepal and Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) have signed MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage projects in Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Dhading districts and 103 health sector projects in Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Gulmi, Gorkha and Kavre districts. The MoUs were signed by both sides in the presence of Shri Karun Bansal, First Secretary (Development Partnership & Reconstruction), and Shyam Kishore Singh, Project Director of CLPIU (Building).

 These projects, damaged during the 2015 earthquakes, will be reconstructed at a cost of NRs 420 crores. CLPIU (Building) of NRA is the implementing agency for both health and cultural heritage sector projects. The event was attended by 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.

Under the post-earthquake reconstruction package, the Government of India (GoI) has allocated a total grant of USD 250 million, including US $50 million each for education, cultural heritage, and health sector, and USD 100 million for the Housing sector. In total, 71 education sector projects, 28 cultural heritage sector projects in 7 districts, 147 health facilities in 10 districts, and the construction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot is being undertaken with grant assistance from India.

“Government of India is committed to bolstering reconstruction efforts of Government of Nepal in all these sectors,” says the press release issued by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu.