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Norway willing to support development of education

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Charikot

Mar 9, 2018-Norway has expressed interest to help Nepal in educational development, visiting Norwegian Minister for International Development Nikolai Astrup said on Wednesday while inaugurating Devitar Basic School at Loting, Chilankha of Bigu Rural Municipality. The school building was constructed with the support of the Government of Norway.

On the occasion, Minister Astrup said that Norway would continue to provide support to Nepal under any circumstances for the development of education sector and for the all-round development of children.

He also interacted with the teachers, students and members of the school management committee.

CWIN Nepal and Grammeen Bikas Tuki Sangh have been carrying out reconstruction of 22 schools at Bigu and Kalinchok rural municipalities in Dolakha district with financial assistance provided by the Norwegian Embassy. These school buildings were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015.

Reconstruction of 12 out of the 22 schools has been completed, CWIN Nepal Programme Manager Rabindra Parajuli said.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian minister also held discussion with the people’s representatives of Bigu and Kalinchok rural municipalities.

On the occasion, he inquired about the federalism, good governance and the development model incorporated in the Constitution of Nepal as well as about the effectiveness of the assistance provided by the Norwegian government, Chairman of Bigu Rural Municipality Yudhisthir Khadka said.

Province lawmaker Chaulagain thanked the Norwegian minister for his government’s continued support to Nepal.

Norway is spending Rs300 million for the reconstruction of 22 damaged school buildings in Dolakha.

Published: 09-03-2018 08:53

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