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South Korea provides 10 mln US Dollar grant assistance

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KATHMANDU — The government of South Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has agreed to provide 10 million US dollar (approximately Rs 1.02 billion) grant assistance to the project for the Integrated Rural Development of Nepal through Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University (KU).

The objective of the project is to contribute for integrated rural development of Nepal by strengthening research and development capacity of KU and to promote technology innovation for improving quality of life and income status of people in rural communities in Nepal.

At a programme organised at the Ministry of Finance today, Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari, and Park Young-sik, Ambassador of Korea to Nepal, signed the MoU.

Kathmandu University is an autonomous and non-for-profit institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence.

The implementing agencies of the project are KOICA, Nepal and KU. The duration of the project will be from 2018-2023.

On the occasion, Finance Secretary, Adhikari, on the behalf of the government, expressed appreciation to the government of Korea for this assistance and its continued support in the socio-economic development of Nepal.

South Korea provides 10 mln US Dollar grant assistane

KATHMANDU — The government of South Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has agreed to provide 10 million US dollar (approximately Rs 1.02 billion) grant assistance to the project for the Integrated Rural Development of Nepal through Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University (KU).

The objective of the project is to contribute for integrated rural development of Nepal by strengthening research and development capacity of KU and to promote technology innovation for improving quality of life and income status of people in rural communities in Nepal.

At a programme organised at the Ministry of Finance today, Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari, and Park Young-sik, Ambassador of Korea to Nepal, signed the MoU.

Kathmandu University is an autonomous and non-for-profit institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence.

The implementing agencies of the project are KOICA, Nepal and KU. The duration of the project will be from 2018-2023.

On the occasion, Finance Secretary, Adhikari, on the behalf of the government, expressed appreciation to the government of Korea for this assistance and its continued support in the socio-economic development of Nepal.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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