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Nepal asks UNESCAP to support post-quake reconstruction

Nepal has asked the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to help the country in reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on April 25 and minimising the risks of disasters in the future too.
Nepal could be able to tackle the post-disaster adversity and would rise from the rubble, said National Planning Commission (NPC) member Dr Swarnim Wagle, addressing the 71st session of the Commission in Bangkok, Thailand today.
Nepal expects goodwill, support and cooperation from within home and abroad including its neighbours, the international community and the Commission – in the hours of crisis – for recovery efforts and to mitigate risks of disasters in the future, said Wagle, who is heading the Nepali Delegation to the regional meet.
We hope Nepal would emerge a stronger nation that is more unified than ever,” he said, informing the session that the planning commission is presently leading a major exercise to prepare a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), with the support of friendly countries, major development partners and international agencies to take the stock of damages and loss. “Nepal expected the PDNA would provide strategic clarity to efforts aimed at early recovery and rehabilitation.”