KATHMANDU: Denmark, providing assistance to Nepal for the social and economic development for two decades, is to increase the assistance.
Danish Ambassador Morten Jespersen said his country was committed to assisting Nepal in the reconstruction of the physical infrastructures, rehabilitation of the ex-Maoist fighters, and conclusion of peace process and constitution making. He also urged the international communities to extend help to Nepal.
Chairing the European Union since the New Year 2012, Denmark has prioritised the economic growth and development in Nepal, he said.
Denmark has provided 40 million US dollar from 2009 to 2012 and is to provide Rs 23 million US dollar for the next year in Nepal.
Moreover, Ambassador Jespersen said Denmark was planning to provide Rs 19 million in the educational sector while Rs 12 million in the human rights, and Rs 2 million in renewable energy.
Denmark has planned to provide 4 million US dollars in the peace fund of the government through the UN and Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction.