KOICA established 50 bed Hospital in Madhyapur, Thimi Municipality with the objective of improving community level medical and health services in Nepal and strengthening the public health sector of Nepal through the application of Korean expertise and practices. The Hospital has been successfully operating since 2009. Along with the Hospital building, KOICA provided necessary medical equipment and trainings to medical personnel of the Hospital. Since its operation KOICA has been continuously dispatching Korean medical doctors, nurses and lab technicians to the Hospital.
KOICA established ‘Government Integrated Data Center’ (GIDC) with an objective of enhancing e-governance in Nepal. Through this project KOICA supported to improve the capacity of Nepal’s ICT Human Resources and the project contributed to narrowing the digital divide. The GIDC is located in the central complex of the Government and roles and responsibility of GIDC is increasing day by day. GIDC is being utilized for data keeping of national ID, Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and many other important and sensitive data of the Government of Nepal. KOICA constructed the Center and provided necessary equipment and also trained the relevant human resources. GIDC was inaugurated by then Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Madav Kumar Nepal in 2010.
KOICA established Korea-Nepal Institute of Technology in Butwal (KNIT) with an objective of enhancing and upgrading the quality of technical education and vocational training in Nepal. KNIT is contributing to the industrial development of Nepal by producing qualified technicians. The graduates form KNIT also have added advantage, when they seek jobs outside of Nepal. Along with state of art building, KOICA provided latest equipment in automobile, mechanical, electrical trade. KOICA also provided trainings to the relevant instructors in Korea. The KNIT was inaugurated by Nepal’s first president Rt. Honorable Ram Baran Yadav.
KOICA implemented ‘Development of Community-Based Health Insurance in Nepal’ for 2 years (from 2010 to 2012) to develop sustainable models focusing on community based health insurance in Nepal. The project also aimed to support the development of knowledge, information skills, and technologies, human resources pertaining to initiate and promote the diverse Health Insurance models. Through this project KOICA was able to bring all the stakeholders engaged in health insurance in one table and make them think about the national level health insurance program.
The project ‘Establishment of the ICT Center to Enhance ICT Capabilities in Nepal’ was established with the aim of building the capacity of Nepal Information and Communication Technology human resources and improve the Information and Communication Technology industry. The ICT Center is established inside Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University. Along with the construction of the ICT Center, KOICA also provided necessary equipment and trainings to the relevant professors, lecturers and teachers of the ICT Center. The ICT Center is mainly being used for high-level specialized ICT trainings not only to academicians but also to public service delivery institutions such as Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Nepal Telecom etc. The ICT Center was inaugurated by the Rt. Honorable President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari in 2015.
KOICA supported Nepal with the project Modernization of Customs Administration in Nepal with an objective of enhancing the customs process of Department of Customs (DoC) by developing and establishing 1) Clearance Management System composed of Agent module, Valuation module, and Passenger clearance module, 2) Risk Management System and 3) Data Warehouse based on the BPR/ISP. The project supported implementation of the Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and draw up Information Strategic Plan (ISP) in order to improve efficiency and transparency of the administration process of DoC. The system was handed over to the Department of Customs in 2014.
KOICA established Kathmandu University Technical Training Center (KUTTC) with an objective of producing skilled and technical workforce that is capable of adaptation of the changing technology as per the need of the industrial and labor market. The KUTTC also targets to provide skill oriented training program to the local under privileged youths. The KUTTC is located in KU, Dhulikhel and was inaugurated in 2015 by then Education Minister Honorable Renu Yadav. Currently, the KUTTC is running smoothly and providing trainings on automobile, mechanical, electrical and carpentry.
KOICA supported ‘Health Services Improvement in Tikapur’ with an objective of supporting the national initiative of the Government of Nepal to enhance the quality of primary health care in order to provide easier access to quality health services to the rural majority in the project sites. The project also contributed to enhance health service by upgrading the health infrastructure and reinforcing the community health program in the project sites. KOICA constructed 25 bed Tikapur Hospital to make it a 51 bed district hospital and KOICA also constructed 6 health posts. KOICA provided medical equipment to all the health posts and Tikapur hospital. KOICA also provided necessary trainings to medical human resources of the hospital and health posts. KOICA launched community health programs to reinforce and improve the overall condition of health of the project area.
KOICA supported ‘Master plan for the Lumbini World Peace City Preservation and Development’ with an aim to present Metaphysical Foundation Templates for the use in urban design of the Lumbini World Peace City. The project supported to create Lumbini as Vishwa Shanti Nagar, World Peace City, Buddhist teaching and learning city, world citizens living city, environmentally sustaining city and reflection and meditation city. The Final Master Plan document submitted by KOICA was principally approved by the Government of Nepal in 2014. KOICA also provided 70 clean auto-rickshaws to the locals of Lumbini through Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).