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Kathmandu: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and South Korean Hum Hunggel Foundation entered an agreement to build a new mountaineering training school in Manang.
The new training school will be built in the premises of the Sabjikhola based old mountaineering training school, said NMA sources.
The Korean foundation has agreed to grant 200 million rupees to NMA for this new project. However, the foundation will finalize its total allocated budget for the project after total estimation of expenditure is finalized, added the sources.
The Korean foundation was founded by South Korean mountaineer Mr Hum Hungdil, who has created a world record of having summitted 16 Himalayan peaks above 8000 meters.
The new training school must be completed within three years. The foundation has already built 16 schools for the marginalized children in the Himalayan.
The foundation has been giving scholarships to 5000 poor students to pursue their studies.
The previous mountaineering school for basic and advance course is spread in 38 ropanies and was established with the financial support of a Slovenian mountaineer around 20 years ago.
The new training school will be of three storeys according to Kul Bahadur Gurung, secretary of NMA.
He also said that the first floor will be used for training for international wall climbing, seminar hall, office, and kitchen. The second floor will be used for the attached bathroom rooms for the guests and hostel for the instructors.
The third floor will be used as a restaurant and dining room. However, the old training school will not be demolished. It will be preserved as a mountaineering museum.
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