Bhutan contributes Nu. 63 million to Nepal
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay traveled to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu last Wednesday on a special flight to convey solidarity and support to the government and people of Nepal, following the disastrous earthquake that struck the region on the 25th of April.
Lyonchhen personally handed over a cheque for USD 1 million to the Prime Minister of Nepal as a contribution from the people of Bhutan to the people of Nepal towards rehabilitation efforts. Lyonchhen conveyed His Majesty the King’s deep concern and anguish for the people of Nepal for their sufferings brought about by this natural disaster.
He also delivered letters of condolences from His Majesty to the Prime Minister and President of Nepal.
A special medical team also traveled to Kathmandu in the special flight to lend assistance to the Nepalese people, upon the Royal Command of His Majesty the King.
The 63-member team comprises of a medical team coordinated by the Kidu Mobile Medical Unit of His Majesty’s Secretariat, Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) personnel, medical specialists from the Ministry of Health, and DeSuups. The team will assist in medical treatment of victims of the disaster and is equipped to set up outdoor medical camps.
They are carrying medicines and medical equipment and relief materials, including clothes and blankets from His Majesty the King.
Lyonchhen flew back in the evening by the special flight along with Bhutanese who are stranded in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the National Flag was flown at half-mast today to mourn the loss of lives due to the earthquake
His Majesty the King and representatives of the government offered 1,000 butter lamps at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong for the victims of the disaster.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued travel advisory to all the Bhutanese that taking the current situation of Nepal into consideration all Bhutanese are advised not to gratitude”, travel to Nepal headded. until further notice.
The Prime minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala said that they are grateful and touched by Lyonchhen and the team’s personal visit to Kathmandu. “The affection and commitment to Nepal by His Majesty the King, RGoB and the people of Bhutan is great inspiration which will be remembered by the people of Nepal and carried in their heart for long time to come,” said Nepal’s PM, Sushil Koirala.