Kathmandu, March 25, 2017: Argentina and Barcelona FC football superstar Lionel Messi through his Leo Messi Foundation has contributed to build 14 heathcare centres in earthquake hit districts in Nepal.
The centres, located in Darbung of Gorkha district, Dolkha of Dolakha district and Dewabuni Baluwa in Kavre district, being developed under the project in association with Unicef will be completed in April, before the start of the rainy season, according to the foundation. “I am very happy to see that project of the Leo Messi Foundation and Unicef in Nepal is perfect,” Messi, who is also a Unicef goodwill ambassador, posted on his Facebook wall. “Three health centers in Nepal are already built, and further 11 are on the way!”
Three of the 14 centers have already been built and will be available to the Ministry of Health of Nepal by this March, the foundation said, adding that seven other prefabricated units would be delivered next week.
On December 2015, the Ministry of Health and Foundation had entered an agreement for the construction of 74 such centres with Unicef.