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Rs52 million compensation recovered for 31 migrants who died in Kuwait

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 14, 2018-The Nepali embassy in Kuwait last year dispatched more than Rs52 million meant to be issued to the families of deceased migrant workers in compensation, insurance payment and outstanding salary and allowance from their companies.

The sum (157,786 Kuwaiti dinar), collected from the employing companies, was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at different times before being handed out to the families of 31 migrant workers, who lost their lives in the Gulf state, the embassy said in a statement.

The embassy was actively involved in the compensation recovery process, which included taking legal measures in some cases to make the concerned party pay appropriate compensation.

“The embassy collects the money from the concerned company on behalf of the deceased migrant worker and sends it to the ministry,” said Tirtha Wagle, the ministry under secretary.

“The ministry then issues the amount to the concerned family through District Administration Office.”

According to the ministry, nearly half of the families have already received the money through the concerned district office.

Half the families have collected sums

Names Amount

1. Bishnu Bahadur Masrangi (Palpa) 39,345 KD

2. Bhupal Oli (Dang) 26,296 KD

3. Bhim Prasad Rai (Khotang) 25,300 KD

4. Man Kumari Thapa (Rupandehi) 18,423 KD

5. Jhak Bahadur Chhantyal (Baglung) 13,267 KD

6. Shakil Mansuri MD (Siraha) 8,370 KD

7. Rajendra Kafle (Jhapa) 8,224 KD

8. Arjun Prasad Bhetwal (Jhapa) 8,193 KD

9. Jit Bahadur Katuwal (Terhathum) 4,009 KD

10. Naushad Shekh (Mahottari) 947.35 KD

11. Mahendra Yadav (Dhanusha) 926 KD

12. Sanjeev Thapa Magar (Banke) 661.50 KD

13. Hira Sunar (Surkhet) 642 KD

14. Anu Tamang (Jhapa) 582 KD

15. Dipa Tamang Gole (Sindhupalchok) 200 KD Remaining 16 2401 KD

Published: 14-01-2018 08:06

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