Jica president to visit Nepal from May 24-26

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 22, 2015-

Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) President Akihiko Tanaka and his team is all set to visit Nepal from May 24-26 to exchange views on rehabilitation and reconstruction process.

During the visit, Jica and the Nepal government will jointly organise “Build Back Better Reconstruction Seminar for Nepal” on May 25.

“The seminar is intended to share the current situation of the earthquake, and to exchange information and expertise including the practical experiences of Japanese rehabilitation and reconstruction process and methodology in order to realize Build Back Better in Nepal, which are highlighted principle

after Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in March this year in Sendai,” read a Jica statement.

Tanaka will also discuss further Jica assistance to the reconstruction and rehabilitation plan with dignitaries of the government, and will call on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat.

According to Jica, following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25, the Japanese government has granted $14 million to Nepal as emergency grant.

After the earthquake, the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) rescue team was deployed at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Gongabu and Sankhu.

Similarly, a JDR medical team was deployed at Bahrabise of Sindhupalchowk, and a JDR self-defence team was deployed in various areas of Kathmandu in coordination with the Nepal Army.

Another mission team is holding discussions with the government on preparing policies and programmes of recovery and reconstruction.

Published: 23-05-2015 09:07

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