Corporate world joins hands for flood victims’ succour

Kathmandu, August 22:

Nepal’s corporate sector has joined hands in an exemplary show of solidarity to aid flood victims. While major companies have declared that a precentage of proceeds from sale of their products will go to the flood relief fund others have opened their purse strings at one go. Banks have opened accounts for collecting donations.

Wai Wai has announced it will donate 10 paisa from the sale of each packet of Wai Wai from yesterday to the Koshi flood victims till one month. In a press statement, it urged people to spur sale of Wai Wai and help flood victims.

Yeti Airlines Domestic Pvt Ltd, in view of increased number of passengers willing to travel from Biratnagar to Kathmandu, has increased the frequency of flights since August 17. In a press statement, the airlines said though the frequency of flights had increased it would be charging the same rates without any hike.

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has urged all its members to help the flood victims. Along with Avenues Television, FNCCI has opened Avenues TV-Koshi Flood Relief Fund at Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) and has urged everyone to donate money in the account number 0015910240 at NIBL for the welfare of flood victims.

Nepal Telecom (NT) has deposited Rs 25,00,000 in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the welfare of flood victims. In a press statement, NT said it expects the donated amount will give some relief to the flood victims.

Nepal Bankers’ Association has donated Rs 5,00,000 for the flood victims. NBA president Radhesh Pant handed over the cheque Nepal Red Cross general secretary Devratna Dhakhwa today.

Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) has opened a Rastriya Banijya Bank flood victim relief account. Releasing a press statement, RBB urged interested people to help by depositing money in account number 109006586901at its main branch in Bishal Bazar.