Kathmandu, June 10
The Indian government today handed over Rs 1.6 billion to the Nepal government as reimbursement of part payment of the first and second tranches of reconstruction to 50,000 housing beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri today handed over the cheque to Finance Secretary Rajan Khanal in the presence of Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada amidst a programme organised in the capital.
India has so far reimbursed a total of Rs 4.5 billion to Nepal, according to a press release issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
The Indian government has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office for Project Services for providing socio-technical facilitation to beneficiaries to ensure rebuilding of houses according to the Government of Nepal’s earthquake resilient norms.
During the handover programme, the government of Nepal expressed its appreciation towards the Government of India and for its sustained and generous humanitarian support extended in post-earthquake reconstruction.
A version of this article appears in print on June 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.