Nepal Water and Energy gives $400k for quake relief

trishuli-1KATHMANDU, JUL 01 – Nepal Water and Energy Development Company has announced a gift of $400,000 to provide temporary accommodation, food, schools, health posts, latrines, drinking water, solar lamps and mobile health camps to the internally displaced persons of Haku, Ramche and Dhunche VDCs of Rasuwa district.

Bishnu Prasad Koirala, local development officer of Rasuwa, and Hong Seok Bin, CEO of the company, signed a memorandum of understanding amid a function in Dhunche recently. The company is implementing the 216 MW Upper Trishuli-1 hydro project located in Rasuwa district.  The devastating earthquake of April 25 and constant aftershocks inflicted severe damage to property and claimed the lives of over 600 people in Rasuwa.

Immediately after the tremor, the company had rescued 67 injured persons by helicopter and provided immediate relief materials including food, tarpaulins, blankets and utensils worth $68,000. On May 21, the company also handed over $50,000 to the Nepali ambassador in Seoul.

In order to successfully implement the aid accord, the company will manage financial resources from KOSsEP of South Korea, Daelim and Kyeryong of South Korea, IFC and DEG of Germany.

Source : eKantipur