Chinese fund completes reconstruction of quake-damaged school building in Nepal

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-02 20:07:50|Editor: mingmei
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KATHMANDU, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) completed the reconstruction of a quake-damaged school in Nepal on Sunday.

At a special function organized at the school in Lalitpur district, CFPA, a Chinese non-governmental organization, handed over the new building to Mahendra Adarsha Vidyashram in the presence of students, teachers, local leaders and media.

Mahendra Adarsha Vidyashram, founded in 1958, is a well-known public school in the Kathmandu valley which mostly educates children from low-income families. Of the two buildings damaged during the devastating earthquake in 2015, one has been constructed under the Chinese support while the school management committee is constructing another.

Expressing appreciation to the Chinese organization for helping the education of disaster-hit country, the school officials said such assistance will boost the people-to-people ties.

"The school building will contribute to quality education of students and produce capable manpower for the country," Pampha Bhusal, a member of parliament, told Xinhua after the handover ceremony.

Bhusal, who is also the head of school management committee, said that the assistance will enhance friendly relations between the two neighbors and people.

The construction of the new two-storey building began in April last year. The rebuilding project was implemented by local organization Safa Sunaulo Nepal.