Nepalis in Iraq to be brought home in govt expense

The government has decided to bear the cost of rescuing Nepali migrant workers trapped in war-torn cities of Iraq.

A meeting of the Cabinet held today at Singhadurbar took a decision to this effect.

According to Prime Minister’s Press Coordinator Prakash Adhikari, the government of Iraq has already agreed to help locate Nepali workers in Iraq. “A government team deployed under Arjun Kant Mainali has already started deliberations to this effect,” Adhikari said. “Once all the Nepali nationals in Iraq are located, they will be brought back home in government expenses.”

A team led by Mainali had left for Iraq on Tuesday in order to rescue trapped Nepali workers.

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Report of MoIC to be tabled at the House

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also decided to table the annual report of Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) at the next meeting of the Parliament.

The Ministry had handed over its report to the Acting Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam on Wednesday.

Decision to take foreign grants

The Cabinet today also decided to accept a grant of Rs 940 million from UN Habitat. Likewise, a grant worth Rs 6 billion will be accepted from the World Bank. Apart from that, the government said it would also initiate deliberations with stakeholders about accepting an assistance of Rs 2.5 billion from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

Source: THT