Korea Affirms Its Commitment to Assist Nepal

The Korean government affirms its commitment in assisting Nepal government through short term and long term plans by identifying the most important and appropriate areas for rebuilding the country.

May 21, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -21 May 08- 2015 (Baishakh 25, 2072)

 

The Korean government affirms its commitment in assisting Nepal government through short term and long term plans by identifying the most important and appropriate areas for rebuilding the country.

Resolutions made by the Korean Government for aid assistance in post-quake management and reconstruction process in Nepal.

The Government of Republic of Korea is among the first country to send the rescue and relief team to Nepal. The Government of the Republic of Korea dispatched special rescue team, relief materials and financial supports immediately after the destructive earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Furthermore, the Korean government has decided to provide additional US$ 10,000,000 (ten million) for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and capacity development.

Following the strong urge by the Prime Minister of Nepal during his address at the parliament on May 8 for swift rebuilding of the nation, the UN on May 15 adopted resolution calling the international community to urgently assist Nepal and help rebuild the country after the devastating earthquake.

According to the press release issued by Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean government pledges to provide US$ 10 million for the reconstruction of the infrastructures and rehabilitation of the society as per Nepal government’s priority and objectives.

The Korean government also affirms its commitment in assisting Nepal government through short term and long term plans by identifying the most important and appropriate areas for rebuilding the country.

“For rehabilitation process, the Korean government intends to provide heavy machineries to remove damaged constructions and buildings and also run medical camps for earthquake victims.  In coordination between the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korea International Cooperation Agency, the Korean government from this very year intends to explore with priority to identify the needs for reconstruction of damaged hospitals and medical buildings to enhance their capabilities and services throughout the country,” said the press release.

The Korean government is also considering to work jointly with the UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO etc. in rehabilitation and reconstruction works.

Believing that the additional financial support to Nepal will be really helpful in rehabilitating and reconstructing the life of earthquake victims while enhancing their capacity, the Korean government intends to raise voice for Nepal in international community for every kind of support in the future too. 

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