December 28, 2016
Government of Japan and Government of Nepal signed Bilateral Agreement regarding Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) amidst a function today. According to the agreement the Government of Japan is extending a grant assistance of seven hundred fifty four million yen (¥754,000,000) about NPR 692 million for the implementation of the project.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Nepal, Exchange of Notes (E/N) for the project was signed between His Excellency Mr. Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Dr. Shanta Raj Subedi, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of their respective Governments at the Ministry of Finance in Signhadurbar, Kathmandu. On the same occasion, the Grant Agreements for the projects were signed and exchanged between Mr. Baikuntha Aryal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of Nepal and Mr. Hiroyasu Tonokawa, Senior Representative of JICA Nepal, on behalf of Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The improvement of medical equipment for TUTH project aims to enhance the quality and quantity of medical services and education provided by TUTH. Procurement and installation of equipment, renovation works and technical assistance for maintenance of the equipment will be the main scope of the project. The Project will replace a part of exhausted/old medical equipment of TUTH and procure new medical equipment that a top referral hospital should own. The Project also works for building reinforcement; waterproofing and rehabilitation for the installation of some of the procured equipment.
The project period will be 12.5 months from the date of implementation. The Project intends to improve the lives of Nepalese population through provision of enhanced medical services in the country.
JICA and TUTH have a long history of cooperation. JICA supported in the construction of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), nursing college and dormitory between 1980's and 90's through Grant-Aid Projects. Also, JICA's technical assistance included training for TUTH physicians in Japan. Through its medical education projects (1990-1994), JICA contributed in improving the quality of medical and nursing education.
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