February 16, 2017
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed among Shri Gyanveer Singh, Second Secretary in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Shri Shiva Humagain, Local Development Officer, Sindhuli and Shri Ambar Deep Devkota, Principal, Sindhuli Community Technical Institute for construction of a three storied building with 19 rooms, computer and internet lab, reading room with other facilities with a total financial assistance of NRs. 44 million by the Govt. of India under its Small Development Programme Scheme as part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme. The MoU was signed at Sindhuli in presence of the Ambassador H.E. Shri Ranjit Rae.
2. Sindhuli Community Technical Institute was established in 2014 and is providing diploma courses in engineering and plans to expand programs in health and agriculture. The Institute is affiliated to CTEVT and is being operated by the Community with the support from Govt. of Nepal. Presently the Institute is functioning from a workshop and 3 sheds and is inadequate to cope with the expanding requirements. The new infrastructure would provide much needed classroom space and would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of the technical education in the district.
3. During his speech, the Ambassador hoped that the project would be completed within scheduled 15 months as envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding according to which the District Development Committee would prepare a work schedule, invite tenders for the construction of the project and get the project completed in time. The Principal, SCTI and the District Education Officer would monitor the project and regularly submit the progress report to the Embassy of India, Kathmandu which shall release the funds accordingly. In the past, the Government of India has provided financial assistance of NR 109 million for 01 completed and 04 ongoing projects in your district. Additionally, the Government of India has, in the past, provided 07 ambulances, recognizing the need of the people of the district.
4. The construction of new Institutes in Sindhuli would enhance accessibility and availability of the quality education infrastructure in the district. The Government of India under its multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional Economic Cooperation Programme with the Government of Nepal have been providing financial assistance for various large and small development projects in different parts of Nepal, mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development, in response to local needs and in consultation with the Government of Nepal.