Bhutan con­trib­utes Nu. 63 mil­lion to Nepal

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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.

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