New Delhi, June 10: There is a famous saying, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Proving the phrase right, India as a true neighbour has support Nepal through thick and thin. Extending a helping hand, India supported Nepal during time of crisis. In retaliation to it, Nepal has appreciated its close neighbour for its sustained and generous humanitarian support in post-earthquake reconstruction.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of 1.6 billion Nepali Rupees (NPR) to Finance Secretary of Nepal, Dr. Rajan Khanal in Kathmandu on Monday. The amount has been released towards reimbursement of part payment of 1st and 2nd tranches of housing reconstruction extended by Government of India to 50,000 housing beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.
India has so far reimbursed a total of NPR 4.5 billion to Nepal. Ambassador Puri thanked Government of Nepal for partnership and reiterated that people and Government of India remain committed to completion of post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.
Government of India is partnering with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for providing Socio-Technical Facilitation to the house owners in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts. The project is aimed to ensure that beneficiaries rebuild their homes as per the Government of Nepal’s earthquake resilient norms.