A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) & Contract Agreement for restoration of 3 more Cultural heritage sites in Nepal were signed between India & Nepal. India will fund NPR 246 Million (~ INR 15.498 Crore) under the Government of India reconstruction grant for the 3 Restoration Projects, the projects are
|Project, Place||Undertaking Agency|
|Jestha Varna Mahavihara, Lalitspur||INTACH
(Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage)
|Sulighyang Gumba, Sindhupalchowk district|| CLPIU (Building)
(Central Level Project Implementation Unit, Nepal)
|Shermathang Gumba, Sindhupalchowk district||CLPIU (Building), Nepal|
The signing of MoU was witnessed by the Head of Development Partnership & Reconstruction Wing of the Embassy of India to Nepal & Project Director of CLPIU (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
- The contract for reconstruction of 3 cultural heritage projects was signed by India on February 11, 2021.
- All 3 Buildings were damaged during the 2015 earthquake.
- India is undertaking reconstruction of 28 cultural sector projects under the Indian reconstruction grant of which 6 contracts have already been awarded & reconstructed.
- India has committed a total of USD 50 Million (NPR 5800 Million) for conservation, restoration & reconstruction of 28 cultural heritage sites in 8 districts of Nepal
Contracts were also signed for conservation & retrofitting of Seto Machindranath Temple, Construction of Dharamshala at Budhanilkantha Temple and conservation & development of Kumari Chhen & Kumari Niwas in Nepal.
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i.The Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali paid a 3-day visit to India from January 14-16, 2021. Gyawali is the senior-most political leader from Nepal to visit India after the Border row between the two nations in 2020.
President – Bidya Devi Bhandari
Capital – Kathmandu
Currency – Nepalese Rupee (NPR)