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Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction India Offers NPR 1 .6 Bn Aid for 50, 000 Broken Homes

The Indian Government extended an offer of NPR 1 .6 billion to Nepal for earthquake reconstruction activity in Nuwakot and Gorkha regions on June 10, 2019.

The grant can help 50, 000 Nepalis repair their damaged homes devastated by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri introduced a cheque worth NPR 1 .6 billion to Nepal Finance Secretary Nepal Rajan Khanal, based on the Indian embassy’s statement.

India will partner with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to give socio-technical assistance for Nepali house owners to rebuild homes consistent with Nepal Government’s earthquake resilient home guidelines.

India has introduced a total of NPR 4 .5 billion in grants for Nepal housing reconstruction works.

On the event, the Indian Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Nepal Government for the collaboration and assured that India will remain committed to the completion of Nepal’s earthquake reconstruction activity.

The Nepali side in return appreciated the continued efforts and generous support of the Indian Government.

Previously in February 2016, Nepal and India also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth USD 100 million for the reconstruction of 50, 000 private houses in the aforementioned areas.

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