Japan to provide 4 ambulances to Nepal Red Cross Society

KATHMANDU: Japan said it would provide four ambulances worth USD 90,440, approximately equivalent to Rs 9.55 million, to the Nepal Red Cross Society.

Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa and NRCS Secretary General Dev Ratna Dhakhwa would sign an agreement to the regard at the Kathmandu-based Japanese Embassy tomorrow.

The financial assistance is extended under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan in Japan's Fiscal Year 2015, according to a press release issued by the Embassy today.

"The Government of Japan will support to provide, through this Assistance, one ambulance each to four Chapters of the Nepal Red Cross Society, namely, Morang, Gulmi and Pyuthan District Chapters and Udayapur District Katari Sub-chapter," the statement reads, "Ambulances are in high demand in these areas. It is expected these ambulances will improve people’s access to hospitals where they will receive the necessary emergency treatments."

The Embassy of Japan expects this project both to be successful and to enhance the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal, it added.