PM’s Disaster Relief Fund receives over Rs 310 million in donations

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Sep 2, 2014-

The Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund has received over Rs 310 million from various organisations and individuals as donations to provide relief materials and rehabilitate  the victims of floods and landslides.

According to a statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Tuesday, Rs 317.77 million has been donated to the Fund so far. A total of 66 firms and individuals have contributed to the Fund, from a few hundreds to millions of rupees so far, the statement read. Among the donors, NCell Private Limited contributed the highest sum of Rs 200 million.

Similarly, Nepal Telecom donated Rs 20 million, Indian Embassy provided Rs 47.73 million, Armed Police Force offered Rs 18.87 million and Tibet Government gave away Rs 15.5 million for the disaster victims. Global IME Bank donated Rs 10.1 million while Nepal Investment Bank Limited provided Rs 10 million to the Fund.

Over 200 people were killed  and as many as 255 others were reported missing in floods and landslides in several parts of the country since June 7. Nearly 9,000 houses were destroyed, making their families homeless.

According to a recent data prepared by the Home Ministry, properties worth about Rs 4 billion were destroyed due to natural disasters this monsoon.

Published: 03-09-2014 09:19

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