MoUs signed for reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage sector projects, 103 health sector projects across Nepal

Published On: September 3, 2021 04:09 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, September 2: The Embassy of India in Nepal and Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) signed MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritages and 103 health sector projects spread across various districts in Nepal. The MoUs were signed by both sides in the presence of First Secretary (Development Partnership & Reconstruction) Shri Karun Bansal and Project Director, CLPIU (Building) Shyam Kishore Singh.

According to a press statement issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, these projects, damaged during the 2015 earthquake 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 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. According to the press statement, 71 education sector projects, 28 cultural heritage sector projects in 7 districts, 147 health facilities in 10 districts  and construction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot are being undertaken with GoI grant assistance.

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