Helping Hands for Rebuilding Nepal

“International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction 2015” is being held on Thursday at Kathmandu for discussing project cost and donors for rebuilding Nepal project. More than 280 delegates from 56 nations have arrived Kathmandu in-order to participate in the conference.

It is anticipated that development and reconstruction work will kick start after the successful completion of International Conference.  Government of Nepal had sent official invitation to 70 country’s foreign affair representatives for participation in conference. According to Finance Ministry, “Foreign delegates were arranged for sightseeing around damaged heritage sites on Wednesday.”

The Conference is scheduled to be completed in three periods after being inaugurated by honorable prime minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala. After inauguration ceremony, second session will be ‘Business Session’ when rebuilding project cost and necessities will be informed to delegates from donor countries.  Post Disaster Need Assessment (PDNA) report shows that total of 66.9 billion rupees is needed for rebuilding works. After informing these details to delegates, the help from donor countries is anticipated. After business session, technical things will be discussed.

Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) along other donor agencies are believed to offer grants according to Nepal Government’s Package. Foreign Ministers or Finance Ministers will be arriving from India, China, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Norway and Japan.  Foreign Ministers of India and China Shusma Swaraj and Wang Li will also be participating in a conference. So, large amount of donation, grants are being anticipated from two neighboring countries.

There will be participation from Pakistan, Finland, World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations (UN), UNFPA, WHO, Saudi Fund, USAID and other donor agencies.

Source: Nagarik News