US Embassy, ADB to rebuild 15 quake-hit schools

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 17, 2016-

The US Embassy and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement to rebuild 15 earthquake-damaged schools in 11 most-affected districts. 

Around 4,500 students are expected to benefit from these schools.

The ADB will use the $10 million US contribution to rebuild the schools through its Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project, the US Embassy said in a press 

statement on Friday. 

The project uses approved architectural and engineering designs for permanent, 

earthquake-resilient buildings. 

“The schools will also be equipped with classroom furniture, separate girls’ and boys’ water and sanitation facilities, access accommodation for children with disabilities, and recreational facilities,” said the statement, adding.

 “This contribution reaffirms the US Government’s commitment to stand with the people of Nepal to rebuild a safer, more prosperous country for the next generation,” the statement quoted USAID Nepal’s Acting Mission Director Amy Tohill-Stull.

The 2015 earthquakes damaged or destroyed more than 8,200 public and private schools, interrupting the education of approximately two million children.  

Published: 17-12-2016 08:47

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