Ramechhap, December 4:
The building of Shree Gaurishankar Secondary School in Ramechhap has been handed over to the School Management Committee and Ramechhap Municipality after its reconstruction was completed.
The director of the National Reconstruction Authority’s Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), Im Narayan Shrestha, handed over the keys of the school, reconstructed with support from USAID and ADB, to School Management Committee Chairperson Pabitra Shrestha and Mayor of Ramechhap Municipality Nar Bahadur Thapa Magar amidst a function held today.
The school, jointly inaugurated by Chief Executive Officer of the NRA Sushil Gyewali and US ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry, was reconstructed at the cost of Rs. 1120.8 million. Altogether, 677 students study at the school.
At the handover program, CEO of the NRA Gyewali expressed happiness over the completion of the reconstruction of the school damaged by the earthquake and thanked everyone who supported it. After the development of the infrastructure, he requested to pay attention in the education quality.
US ambassador Berry said that he felt honored that the US government, Nepal government and the local community together built the safe new school and expressed confidence that it would help to produce additional human resources required for the country in the coming days.
Director of CLPIU (Education) Im Narayan Shrestha informed that 4,000 schools damaged by the earthquake had been fully reconstructed, 2,500 schools were being reconstructed, and remaining school reconstruction would be completed in all areas without problem in the coming year.
Principal of the School Nir Bahadur Shrestha informed that although the earthquake caused massive damage, the reconstruction work was completed by taking it as an opportunity.