Kathmandu, March 7, 2019: India Embassy, Kathmandu signed an agreement on March 6, 2019, with a central building Research Institute, Roorkee, India for reconstruction of 72 educational facilities that were destroyed by post-earthquake today in Nepal.
On behalf of the government of India, the agreement was signed by Ajay Kumar, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, and by Purnima Parida, group leader, planning and business development Group, CBRI, Roorkee.
Sushil Gaywali, Chief executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority and Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal adorn the event.
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.
Likewise, Shuchita Kishore, head of Reconstruction Wing of the Embassy of India and Ima Narayan Shrestha, project director, CLPIU (Education) signed separate project-specific MoUs, laying out the implementation modalities for reconstruction of eight schools in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts.
The CBRI, Roorkee, a premier National Laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, is a pioneer in India for research in the field of shelter planning, building materials, structures, foundations and disaster mitigation, the release stated.