China team in Nepal, to assess quake damage

Telegraphnepal

Leading a jumbo delegation Chinese Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Liu Jianchao is arriving Nepal, May 21, 2015.

The eleven member delegation from China is landing Kathmandu to assess the damage caused by April 25 and May 12 quake and discuss reconstruction efforts undertaken by the government of Nepal and possible support from China.

The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu says that the delegation comprises of government officials representing ministries of commerce, administration and cultural heritage, Earthquake management and Population and Family Planning.

The high level delegation during his brief stay will call upon Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Pandey. It is also reported in the media that the team will be travelling to nearby districts where earthquakes have done major damage.

Following the devastating earthquakes China has offered relief aid worth NPR 2.3 Billion. In the immediate aftermath of the devastating quakes China had also rushed a 62 member team to help Nepal in the search and rescue operation.

The Chinese President President Xi Jinping in a message sent to Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had also assured that his country was ready to extend help in as much quantity as it wants.

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