Rs 5.8 billion British assistance for Nepal

The British government has agreed to provide Rs 5.8 billion grant assistance to the government of Nepal for the implementation of projects under the Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice.

The grant assistance to be provided by the Department for International Development (DFID) will be utilised for the prevention of gender-based violence and the modernization and improvement of the Nepal Police.

Similarly, the assistance will fund projects that address social and cultural barriers that people face in trying to access security and justice.

At a programme organised today at the Ministry of Finance, Chief of the International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Madhu Kumar Marasini, and Acting Director of the DFID, Mark Smith, signed a MoU to this effect.

On the occasion, Marasini thanked the British government for its continuous support to Nepal’s socio-economic development.

Source: THT