Japan provides approx. Rs 8.8 million to Kathmandu University

KATHMANDU, March 13: The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US Dollars 82,800, equivalent to approximately Nepalese Rupees 8 million 828 thousand, to Kathmandu University under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2016.

Kathmandu University, a public university in Dhulikhel, will work with E&T, a private company, to implement the Project for the Installation of Water Purification System at Dhulikhel Hospital and Ravi Opi village, the Embassy of Japan here stated in a press release today.

A Grant Contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged at the Embassy of Japan to Nepal on 14th March, 2017, between Mr. Shinya Machida, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Japan to Nepal, and Mr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University.

This grant assistance will be used to implement the project at Dhulikhel Hospital and Ravi Opi village in Kavrepalanchok District and aims to improve the water quality.

With this project, the water quality of Dhulikhel Hospital and Ravi Opi village will improve and the patients, medical staffs and residents will be able to access safe water.

The system will be managed by the hospital and local water management committee by utilizing batteries as well as solar panels to maintain the system.

The Embassy of Japan in Nepal expects the success of this project will benefit the residents of the Dhulikhel area by improving access to safe water, and will also enhance the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal, the press release stated. RSS