KATHMANDU, May 28: The Government of China has agreed to fund the construction of a new building for the Jiri Secondary School based in Jiri municipality-6, Dolakha. An agreement to this regard was signed today at the Sanothimi-based Centre for Education and Human Resource Development in Bhaktapur.
Center's director general Baburam Poudel and an official each from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal and Tibet International Exchange Service signed on the paper on behalf of their respective sides. The northern neighbor is going to finance the project in accordance with its commitments in 2013 to build 10 schools to be selected by the Nepal Government, according to center director general Poudel.
Lauding the significant financial support from the northern neighbor to the educational sector at home, he expressed his hope for continued support and cooperation from China in the days ahead. School principal Keshab Kumar Karki who was also present on the occasion shared that there was a target of completing the project by the next 28 months. Construction works have begun from today. Materials, technical team and other human resources required to implement the 1.17 billion- the project will arrive from China. The Nepal Government shall provide land, water, electricity and road access from the same. There are around 700 students currently pursuing their higher secondary level education.