Japan offers flood relief

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Japanese Ambassador Ogawa hands over first shipment of pledged relief goods worth Rs 23.4m to Home Minister Sharma

Aug 24, 2017-Japan has provided emergency relief goods worth Rs23.4 millions to the government as support to the victims of the recent floods in the southern plains.

Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa handed over the materials to Home Minister Janardan Sharma amid a ceremony held at the Humanitarian Staging Area of the Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.  

The first shipment of emergency relief supplies include 3,000 blankets, 100 plastic sheets, 2,000 sleeping pads, 100 tents and 10 water tanks, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) Nepal said in a statement. 

“The government and people of Japan have not forgotten the friendship and compassion extended by the government and people of Nepal to Japan during the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and the Kumamoto Earthquake in April 2016,” Ambassador Ogawa said. “The Japanese government and Jica are happy to extend emergency assistance to Nepal.” 

The second shipment of relief goods was scheduled to arrive on Wednesday night, according to the statement.

Published: 24-08-2017 08:13

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