KATHMANDU, April 26 Various development partners have pledged to extend their support to the government in rescue operation and relief distributions to quake victims. Aus Aid (Australia) announced support of $5 million to the government through the local non-governmental organisations and various United Nation agencies with which it has been partnering in Nepal. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to immediately release $3 million to aid various relief operations. The amount will be utilised to purchase tents, food items and other required materials for the relief support. Likewise, the Rapid Assessment Team of the World Bank Group (WBG) is landing here tomorrow. The WBG will extend support based on the report of the assessment, as per Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat. Similarly, Japan and Finland have pledged to provide support to the government. , Bangladesh and Israel, on the other hand, are sending in a rescue team, which is expected to arrive in the country within Tuesday. All the representatives of the development partners and the envoys of respective countries pledged to provide support during the meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, today, according to Mahat.
Development partners pledge full support
Published: 12:00 am Apr 04, 2015