Swiss, Malaysian embassies move offices after quake

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Swiss, Malaysian embassies move offices after quake

May 19, 2015-

Two embassy offices in Kathmandu have been relocated after their buildings were damaged in the Great Earthquake on April 25.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the Swiss Embassy based at Ekantakuna in Lalitpur district has shifted many of its departments to one of its project buildings located at Manbhawan. The embassy’s consular section is still being run from its Ekantakuna building.

Similarly, the office of Malaysian Embassy has also been shifted to Dhobighat from Pulchowk.

“We have not received any reports about quake-related damage from other foreing missions,” a senior Foreign Ministry official said. He added that most of the embassies have resumed their works and services.

The embassy of India has not reported about the damage to its facility, though some sections of its compound wall and some of its old buildings, including India House, the residence of Indian ambassador, suffered damage in the earthquake.  

Meanwhile, VSF Nepal, an integrated visa application centre, has issued a notice informing the public that its visa application centre in Kathmandu has been closed until further notice.

Published: 20-05-2015 07:53

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