International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction concluded

Jun 25, 2015 17:06 IST

The one-day International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) concluded on 25 June 2015 in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

The Conference was organised by the Government of Nepal to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding of areas devastated by the April 25 earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale, which claimed nearly 9000 lives.

The Conference was attended by at least 35 countries, including China, Britain, Norway, Japan, Sri Lanka, the European Union besides the UN, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

India was represented by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who pledged 1 billion US dollars in assistance to Nepal for its reconstruction programme. The assistance is over and above India’s existing bilateral developmental assistance of another 1 billion US dollars over the next five years which takes the total assistance to 2 billion US dollars.

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