US$ 10m aid for rebuilding schools

Published On: December 17, 2016 08:39 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU (REP-UBLICA): The US Embassy in Nepal and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement to rebuild 15 earthquake-damaged schools in 11 most affected districts. The work is expected to benefit 4,500 students.

According to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu, the ADB will use the $10 million US contribution to rebuild the schools through its Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project as per the agreement reached on Thursday. 

The project uses approved architectural and engineering designs for permanent, earthquake-resilient buildings. The schools will also be equipped with classroom furniture, separate girls' and boys' water and sanitation facilities, access accommodation for children with disabilities, and recreational facilities.

“This contribution reaffirms the US Government's commitment to stand with the people of Nepal to rebuild a safer, more prosperous country for the next generation,” the statement quoted USAID Nepal's Acting Mission Director Amy Tohill-Stull as saying.

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