HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal Peace Trust fund (NPTF) today decided to fund more projects related to the peace process.
In the 12th meeting of the Operation Committee, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Satya Pahadi said NPTF will help six Maoist combatants who choose the rehabilitation package.
As per the decision , NPFF will also help injured combatants and those wounded and disabled during Janaandolan II and Tarai Andolan.
The Fund will provide financial assistance for infrastructure building and empowerment of women security personnel in Nepal police, Minister Pahadi said.
The meeting decided to conduct mass peace campaign for unity and solidarity in the process of peace and reconstruction.
NPTF has decided to spend approximately 940 million rupees on the new projects. Representatives of five major political parties and donor agencies were present at the meeting.
Speaking at a press meet, Secretary at the ministry Dhruba Prasad Sharma said NPTF has already invested around 12 billion rupees on peace and reconstruction related projects.
Established in January 2007 to support Nepal´s peace process after the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006, The NPTF has completed its fifth year and has been funding projects for rehabilitation of conflict victims in society and also helping financially in the constitution making process.
The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany and European Union are the main donors of NPTF.
Speaking on behalf of donors, Thomas Gass, Ambassador of Switzerland said that despite the positive development in the peace process and conflict resolution, Nepal is still at a crossroads and many other tasks are yet to be completed.