KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal SAIGO Masamichi on Wednesday signed a grant contract with Nona Koirala Smriti Pratisthan to build a health training center and emergency shelter in Biratnagar metropolitan city.
The construction is expected to cost approximately Nrs 12.19 million.
The project for building the training center and emergency shelter facility in Biratnagar is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) of the Government of Japan, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu today.
At the signing ceremony, Ambassador SAIGO said the project will help to promote the welfare and security of people in and around Biratnagar.
Nona Koirala Smriti Pratisthan was established in 2008 and has been providing emergency relief and supporting public health activities in affected areas during natural disasters.
In its press release, the embassy has expressed hope that the project will contribute towards enhancing the friendship that exists between the people of Japan and Nepal.