KOICA provides grant for zero hunger project

KATHMANDU: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided a grant assistance for the Korea-WFP Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project (SZHCP) being run in Nepal by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The grant assistance worth USD 2 million was declared recently.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the WFP thanked the organisation for providing the assistance which would help continue the project aimed at eradicating poverty and food insecurity in the Far-Western Region in Nepal.

The project has been launched in two VDCs of Doti district, namely Ladagada and Pokhara, and is operating since 2012.

The project has improved livelihood status of the total 1,772 locals since its launch, said WFP Nepal office.

The UN agency further aims to target over 5,000 families from additional five villages of Doti district—Manjari, Gaurigaun, Kadamandau, Khirsainanda and Sanagaun—through the project, the statement said.