KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the government got support and assistance from friendly countries, international agencies and communities in the post-quake rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
In his address to the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) 2021, on Thursday, PM Deuba viewed that the post-quake reconstruction also contributed to Nepal’s economy. “Nepal has been successful in post-quake recovery,” he argued, adding that after six years of the devastating earthquake, Nepal has nearly finalised the reconstruction and rehabilitation.
PM Deuba further said, “We have learnt lessons on adaptation and resilience building.”
On the occasion, former deputy prime minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel, congratulated National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) for successfully accomplishing the reconstruction activities. He also lauded the role of international community in Nepal’s post-quake reconstruction.
Chief Executive Officer at NRA, Sushil Gyawali, said the international conference was an opportunity to exchange positive practices and experiences. He expressed his belief that the experience gained from reconstruction activities will be useful not only to future generations in Nepal but also to the international community.
Similarly, Chairperson of Nepal Municipalities’ Association, Ashok Byanju, stressed the need for empowering the local levels to cope with disaster risk effectively.
International representatives including the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, first secretary at Indian Embassy in Nepal, Country Director of ADB, Chief Representative of JICA, Nepal Mission Director of USAID, Vice-Chair of World Bank, Deputy Director of UNDP addressed the conference and expressed commitment to support Nepal in disaster management.
The conference was inaugurated by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Various 20 thematic sessions were conducted as part of the event.