Thapa calls for int’l support in recovery
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Apr 27, 2016-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa has called on the need of support from the international community to rebuild the homes and heritage sites destroyed in the Gorkha Earthquake last year.
Speaking at an interaction organised by the Washington DC based United States Institute of Peace to mark the first year of the earthquake, Thapa said the earthquake caused a damage of nearly 7 billion US dollars.
“We have lost many things, but we hope to recover with support from the international community”, he said, pledging to complete the reconstruction of Nepal within coming five years.
Thapa also said that the Nepal government was preparing to hold the local body elections by November.
Published: 27-04-2016 09:21