WASHINGTON — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa underlined the need of backing from international community towards Nepal’s bid for post-earthquake reconstruction.
He made the statement during an interaction organised by Washington DC based United States Institute of Peace to mark the first year of the destructive earthquake occurred in Nepal.
Addressing the interaction, DPM Thapa said the top priority of the reconstruction is to construct private houses followed by the road and bridge, schools, health posts and tourism sites.
On the occasion, Thapa shared that the earthquake had killed around 9,000 people, damaged 600,000 houses and cost the damage worth $ 7 billion in Nepal.
“We have lost many things but not the hope to come back”, he said, pledging to complete the reconstruction of Nepal within coming five years.
“We need continuous support from international community fro the same,” he said. Thapa further informed that the government is making ground works to hold local body elections within coming mid-November so as to leverage the campaign of reconstruction as well.
Though there are disagreements on the Constitution from my side as well but I have accepted the new national charter since it is the document of compromise, he noted.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.