Park Chong-Suk, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal handed over 17 Search and Rescue Gears and Equipment to Maheshwor Neupane, Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs amid a function.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea donated 17 different types of search and rescue gears and equipment worth USD 154,360/- to the Ministry of Home Affairs, The Government of Nepal.
Nepal has the beauty of a diverse natural environment with magnificent Himalayan Mountains and long stretches of rivers originated from these mountains. Along with diverse natural beauty, Nepal is continuously challenged with natural disasters. Nepal is prone to mountain avalanche, floods, landslide and earthquake and the Government of Nepal has developed a good mechanism of disaster response under the Ministry of Home Affairs. To strengthen the efforts of the Government of Nepal to combat various natural disasters, the Republic of Korea decided to support essential items including high-tech search and rescue equipment to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
One of the equipment amongst the support is Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) which enables rescue workers scans the breath and body that is buried by avalanche, landslide, or earthquake for about 20 meters. Similarly, advanced metal detectors with a display will help rescuers detect the traces of the buried body much more effectively and promptly than before.
During the handover program, ambassador Park expressed that this assistance will contribute to strengthening the capacity of the Government of Nepal in search and rescue activities in disaster-affected areas and assured that Korean Government will continue to support Nepal in various sectors.
Similarly, Maheshwor Neupane, Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs expressed gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Korea for such valuable support and added that Korea has always made meaningful support to Nepal as a sincere friend.