Kathmandu, June 25: Prime Minister Koirala, who chaired the high-profile conference, promised to reach out the assistance to the earthquake survivors, maintain best practice of transparency and work to expedite country’s development putting national interest at the cenre.
In the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction-2015′ organized here on Thursday amidst the participation of neighboring and friendly countries, development partners, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and well-wishers Prime Minister Sushil Koirala urged to provide all possible support to Nepal’s bid to that end and stated that Nepal has moved towards the pathway of recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of unprecedented loss triggered by the earthquake.
Similarly, PM Koirala said that Nepal’s political parties have expressed their unprecedented sense of national unity and reconciliation. He added it is best reflected in the recent progress being made on the constitution writing.The Prime Minister further expressed his commitment to further strengthen the democratic institutions keeping rule of law, protection and promotion of human rights and good governance and make them accountable to the people.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey while delivering a welcome remarks at the conference, said that the earthquake had caused immoderate damages to the progress made so far on Nepal’s social and human development and had inflicted a mammoth loss. He said the support and solidarity from Nepal’s development partners and donor agencies for her efforts to future reconstruction, recovery and rebuilding would be indispensable, lauding the emergency assistance received from the international community for the humanitarian support, rescue and relief operations.
Further he said that though the earthquake had shaken the territory of the country, it has not affected anymore to the Nepali people’s unflagging courage and unswerving willpower to reconstruction and building better Nepal.
The event was organized not only to gather economic cooperation from the donor community but also to exchange experience on the disaster management and subsequent works required to move towards resilience,Finance Minister and Coordinator of the conference organizing committee Dr Ram Sharan Mahat said.
He said that the Nepal government and the people are however moving ahead together to bring back the country to the stage prior to the earthquake. At a time when the country was moving ahead to the pathway of economic and social development, the earthquake had caused umpteen damages to the progress of the country and struck the foundations of its development, he added.