Bangladesh dispatches second consignment to Nepal’s quake victims





The Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka has dispatched a consignment of 27,128 blankets and 3,900 tarpaulins to Nepal as humanitarian relief assistance for the earthquake victims on 22 May.

Fifteen trucks with the relief goods have reached Kakarbhitta, Jhapa via the Banglabanddh-Fulbari-Panitanki land route, the embassy has informed issuing a press release on Friday.

This is the second consignment of humanitarian assistance provided by the central bank, the Bangladesh Bank for the quake victims of Nepal. In the first consignment, nine trucks with 27,730 blankets and 1607 tents were dispatched to Nepal on 14 May.

So far, the Bangladesh Bank has donated 54,858 blankets and 5507 tents and tarpaulins for Nepal’s quake victims. The Embassy expresses its sincere appreciation to Bangladesh Bank for its generous support and contribution to the earthquake victims in Nepal.

Meanwhile, several organizations and individuals in Bangladesh have continued to make contributions to the Embassy’s Special Relief Account for the relief and rehabilitation of Nepal’s earthquake victims.

As of 21 May 2015, a total sum of BDT 11,797,317.00 (Bangladesh Taka Eleven Million Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand and Three Hundred and Seventeen only) has been collected in the Embassy’s Special Relief Account.

This amount is equivalent to USD 151,636.46 (US Dollars One Hundred Fifty-One Thousand and Six Hundred and Thirty-Six and Forty-Six Cents only).


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