US announces three ‘Resilience Projects’

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Sep 3, 2014-

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced three new programmes to combat poverty, food insecurity and natural disasters in Nepal. Called the ‘Resilience Projects’, the three programmes are expected to require more than $70 million in funding.

A Community Resilience Programme, with $70 million in proposed budget, is a five-year-project that will mostly target food security and agricultural development all over the country.

A $500,000 Early Warning Flooding System will install gauges along flood-prone rivers in the Eastern region of the country. The project will also share real-time data with district authorities and alert them of any impending flooding.

The third $100,000 Science and Technology Competition for Resilience opens soon and invites individuals and organisations to come up with sustainable solutions to food insecurity in Mid- and Far-Western regions.

Speaking at an event organised to inform about the projects in the Capital on Wednesday, US ambassador Peter Bodde said that the resilience projects were critical to protect the progress Nepal has made so far.

Published: 04-09-2014 09:12

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