NUWAKOT, April 25: State Minister for Health and Population Padma Kumari Aryal and Korean Ambassador to Nepal Young-sik Park jointly laid the foundation stone of a building of Trishuli Hospital in Nuwakot on Wednesday.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided financial support for the construction of the hospital building.
The ceremony was attended by various high-level dignitaries including UNDP's deputy country director for Nepal, mayor of Bidur Municipality, chief district officer, medical superintendent and chairman of the hospital.
The hospital was built under the project "Post-disaster Health Service Recovery Program in Nuwakot District" worth US$ 8.6 million supported by South Korea. The government of Nepal and South Korea had signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 to undertake the project. As per the MoU, KOICA will help construct a 50-bed building for Trisuli Hospital and 10 health posts in villages of Nuwakot.
Similarly, Belkot Health Post was inaugurated by State Minister Aryal and Korean Ambassador Park, UNDP Deputy Country Director Sophie Kemkhadze, KOICA Country Director Dr Kim Hyungkyoo and the mayor of Belkot Municipality.
Apart from the post-disaster reconstruction program in Nuwakot, KOICA has been supporting in the areas of health, education and agriculture and capacity building of human resources.