Kathmandu, 24 June 1968
Indian Co-operation Mission
24th June 1968
Dear Dr THAPA
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No.2/Education/17 of even date which reads as follows :
“The Agreement between His Majesty’s Government and the Government of India for the development of the Tribhuvan University was in
force upto March 31, 1966. Though the bulk of the building programme, as also the other Schemes in this connection, has been completed
by that date, it is understood that some work, particularly in respect of the construction of the Library building etc., remains
to be completed beyond that date. The completion of this work will cost about Rs.7.25 Lakhs I.C. It is further understood that
setting up of a Gas Plant in the Science Block and the furniture and fixture in the Library will cost an additional Rs.4.00 Lakhs
I.C., thus making a total of about Rs.11.25 Lakhs I.C. His Majesty’s Government will be grateful if the Government of India agree
to continue their assistance to His Majesty’s Government for the completion of these projects and make available the necessary funds
from the overall aid funds to be provided to Nepal during the period April 1, 1966 to March 31, 1971. His Majesty’s Government would
be pleased to continue to extend all the facilities that were provided for in the said Agreement for the completion of the Projects”.
2. I am to state that, on the basis of the assurances given by His Majesty’s Government, the Government of India agree to extend further
assistance not exceeding Rs.11.25 lakhs I.C. to His Majesty’s Government during the period April 1, 1966 to March 31, 1971 for the
completion of the programme for the development of the Tribhuvan University already taken up under Indian Aid to Nepal.
3. I have the honour to confirm the above correctly sets out the understanding reached between us. Your letter and my reply thereto
shall constitute an understanding between the Government of India and His Majesty’s Government of Nepal, which shall come into force
with effect from today’s date.
Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Dr BHEKH B THAPA
Ministry of Finance
His Majesty’s Government