Print Edition - 2015-05-04 | News
Over Rs 185 million collected in Prime minister relief fund
May 3, 2015-
More than forty-five organisations and individuals have deposited 185,663,030.90 Nepalese rupees in Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. As the fund increases, Ministry of Home Affairs is sending money to districts in order to provide relief to earthquake-affected people.
According to government, fund is being used for rescue, treatment, relief, rehabilitation of victims and restoration of physical infrastructures damaged by earthquake.
Money received from various government bodies, individuals and national and international sources for the purpose of relief is deposited in this fund. Government said the money will be used to provide relief to affected people.
Government has said though many countries have announced to contribute large amounts of money, they are yet to get funds.
According to Ministry of Information and Communication, anyone interested to contribute from five banks: Nepal Bank Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Nepal Bangladesh Bank, Everest Bank Limited, and Global Bank Limited from any places.
Officials at Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers have asked to provide more and more funds so that tasks related to providing relief and undertaking the construction tasks could be speed up. The Relief Fund is coordinated by Vice-chairman of National Planning Commission and other eight secretaries.
Published: 04-05-2015 09:19