Japan, UNDP agree to offer $1m grant for recovery works

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 22, 2015-

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement for $1 million emergency grant to help Nepal manage debris and create emergency employment through a cash-for-work programme after the April 25 earthquake.

The fund is expected to help jump-start recovery works in the quake-hit districts, including debris management, safe demolition of damaged buildings, tools and equipment support, and other necessary support needed for early recovery over the next nine months.

In three of the most affected districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok, the project will help contribute to the financial sustainability of the affected population, including those who are socially vulnerable. The project, which will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Governance, targets a total of 3,500 affected men and women, including 1,200 who will benefit from direct employment on debris removal and waste management works.

Published: 23-05-2015 09:03

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