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JICA hands over mediation centers for District Courts

KATHMANDU: Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office Jun Sakuma and Registrar at Supreme Court Mahendra Nath Updhayay signed the minutes of understanding on handing over of buildings of newly constructed Mediation Centres and renovated facilities amidst a function in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
According to a press note from the JICA, it is providing the technical cooperation project for strengthening the capacity of Court for expeditious and reliable dispute settlement to the Supreme Court of Nepal since September 2013 until March 2018.
JICA took the objective of improving the court’s functions for promoting expeditious and reliable dispute settlement, it reads, adding that one of the outputs of the project is to promote court-related mediation.
The buildings and facilities were constructed under the project and the locations were selected in the model district courts of the project in Kavre, Dang and Dhanusha to accomplish the objectives.
The Mediation Centres were built with prefab structure and are expected to support each District Court to expedite the use of court-related mediation and increase the settlement of cases. In Kavre District Court, one meeting hall and three courtrooms were also renovated. The total project cost is Rs 22.21 million.