State Minister for Environment Japan in Tadahiko Ito said that Japan is ready to provide Nepal necessary technical and other support to manage disaster waste generated by devastation of earthquake.
Addressing the Stake holders meeting of Disaster Waste Management Following earthquake in Nepal, Japanese minister Ito has made offered to share Japanese technology and knowledge to manage the disaster waste.
“Having a disaster prone country a long experiences of managing disaster waster, Japan is ready to share our expertise and technology in managing the waste in Nepal,” said state minister Ito. He also urged Nepal to reconstruct the heritage sites keeping its century’s old practices and face. “Don’t reconstruct horridly and take time to study in detail before reconstructing the old heritage sites. Nepal is a country of Himalayas and it is one of the most beautiful countries of the world.”
Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel hailed support of Japanese government and people in earthquake relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction. “Minister Ito is a good friend of Nepal and his presence in Kathmandu to see the reconstruction work is significant.
Former minister and member of Legislature Parliament Nabindra Raj Joshi said that Nepal Japan’s support to reconstruction is immense. “Nepalese people always remember the support given by Japanese government and Japanese people to revive the country. Japanese sent high level expert team to save the life in the rescues operation. Japan lead providing support in reconstruction,” said Joshi. “Kathmandu has huge debris and Nepal needs Japanese technology and skills to manage them. In this way, minster Ito’s initiative to hold the meeting on disaster waste management is commendable.
Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa said that Nepal has a progress in reconstruction and government of Japan happy to be with Nepal in this effort. The stake holders meeting is also a part of Japanese support.
Joint secretary of National Reconstruction Authority Yam Lal Bhoosal said Japan has been providing us all kind of support following the earthquake. “Stake holders meeting on disaster waste management is one of the important areas of post earthquake.”
Joint secretary ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development Madhusudan Burlakoti also addressed the program.