MoU being signed by representatives in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 6
MoU being signed by representatives in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 6

India deploys CBRI for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2019 18:41 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 6 (ANI): India has appointed the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 education sector projects in Nepal on Wednesday.
The CBRI will provide design and project management consultancy services for the reconstruction of 70 higher secondary schools in seven districts (Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhading, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap and Sindhpalchowk) as well as the Central Library of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and the National Library in Patan, Lalitpur, according to an official statement.
The agreement was signed by Dr Ajay Kumar, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India (Kathmandu) on behalf of the Government of India, and by Dr Purnima Parida, Group Leader, Planning & Business Development Group, CBRI, Roorkee. Sushil Gyewali, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) of Nepal and Manjeev Singh Puri, the Ambassador of India to Nepal were also present at the event.
The institution will be working with the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of Nepal's Ministry of Education to reconstruct/retrofit educational facilities as per the Government of Nepal’s guidelines on disaster-resilient reconstruction.
Meanwhile, separate project-specific Memoranda of Understanding was also signed between India and Nepal, laying out the implementation modalities for reconstruction of eight schools in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts. (ANI)