On February 26, 2021 India signed 4 Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Nepal to reconstruct 25 health post in Dhading district and Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal at a cost of Nepali Rupees(NRs) 530 million(About Rs 33 Crore). These health posts were damaged during the 2015 earthquake.
25 Health Posts that is to be reconstructed are 12 health posts in Dhading district and 13 are located in Sindhupalchowk district.
The MoU was signed by the Head of Development Partnership and Reconstruction wing of the Embassy of India, Nepal and Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit-CLPIU (Building) of NRA.
Note: 4 Contract Agreements were signed between CLPIU (Building) and Contractors to award the work to successful bidders.
Points to be Noted
i.The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)-Roorkee, a premier institute of India in the field of earthquake-resilient reconstruction will provide technical assistance for the reconstruction.
ii.These 25 health posts are 1st batch of 147 health sector projects reconstructed by National Reconstruction Authority(NRA), government of Nepal under the Indian Government reconstruction grant of USD 50 million for the health sector in 10 districts of Nepal.
India’s Commitment to Strengthen Infrastructure Facilities in Health Sector
Indian Govt has been involved with Nepal Govt to strengthen the infrastructure facilities in the health sector.
It is to be recalled that, more than 40 health posts/health camps have been completed in Nepal since 2003, under the Indian govt funded Small Development Projects scheme.
Apart from this, Govt of India has also gifted more than 823 ambulances to governmental, non-governmental/non-profit making organisations in Nepal since 1994.
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on 22nd September, 2020, Ms. Namgya Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission of Embassy of India, handed over cheques worth NPR (Nepalese Rupees) 1.54 billion (about INR 96 crore) to Mr. Sishir Kumar Dhungana, Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Nepal towards housing & school sector assistance.
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari