Kathmandu, September 2
Ambassador of Nepal to Japan Madan Kumar Bhattarai today urged all individuals and organisations in Japan to hand over the fund they have collected for earthquake victims of Nepal to the Embassy of Nepal in Tokyo.
Ambassador Bhattarai stated this would ensure transparency of use of resources for the specific task of post-quake reconstruction and rehabilitation. “Every Yen of your contribution will be utilised for reconstruction and rehabilitation and your encouraging love and support are a great source of inspiration to all those who suffered during the earthquake of April 25,” Ambassador Bhattarai said in the appeal posted in his facebook page.
Stating that the revival of tourism in Nepal was critical to re-energise its economy, Bhattarai appealed to the people of Japan to visit Nepal as tourism infrastructure, including trekking routes and trails were all fine and largely unaffected by the quake.
The Embassy of Nepal in Tokyo today dispatched additional amount of Rs 12.6 million Yen to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. The mission’s total contribution to the Relief Fund has so far stood at a record amount of 580.73 million Yen.
A version of this article appears in print on September 03, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.