KATHMANDU, March 7: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu signed an agreement with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), India, on Wednesday for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities in Nepal.
The agreement was signed by Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Ajay Kumar, on behalf of the Government of India, and Purnima Parida, group leader for planning and business development of CBRI.
According to the agreement, CBRI will provide Design and Project Management Consultancy services for reconstruction of 70 higher secondary schools in Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhading, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap and Sindhpalchowk as well as the Central Library of Tribhuvan University and the National Library in Patan.
The CBRI will work with the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of the Ministry of Education of Nepal to reconstruct/retrofit educational facilities as per the guidelines on disaster-resilient reconstruction.
At the event, head of reconstruction wing of the Embassy of India, Shuchita Kishore, and Project Director of CLPIU (Education) Ima Narayan Shrestha, signed separate project-specific MoUs, laying out the implementation modalities for reconstruction of eight schools in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts.