Patna: Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan on Thursday informed that his country had committed USD one billion aid to re-establish the historic Nalanda University in Bihar as an international institute of learning.
"China will provide one billion dollar aid to re-establish the historic Nalanda University in Bihar," Zhang Yan, who along with his wife Chen Yang Zia, met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the secretariat here, said.
The Nalanda University Bill, 2010, will establish a Central university in Nalanda district, on the lines of the ancient university which was founded there in the 5th century AD and became a centre of learning for students from across South Asia.
He invited Kumar to undertake a visit to China.
Kumar said he will try to visit China if he finds appropriate time.