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Japan extends assistance to WFP Nepal


21 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Government of Japan has extended grant assistance of NRs 364 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Nepal for implementing the National School Meals Program in Nuwakot district.

Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Saigo Masamichi and Representative and Country Director of WFP Nepal, Phillipa Jill Bradford, have signed a grant contract in Kathmandu.

At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Masamichi said the grant will improve the learning environment for the nutrition situation of students in the Nuwakot District, which was badly affected by the 2015 earthquake.

He also informed about the Nutrition for Growth Summit to be held in Japan this year and spoke about the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering that was held in Kathmandu in November 2019 and the adoption of the Kathmandu Declaration.

Phillipa Jill Bradford said that the partnership between the Japanese Government, the Government of Nepal, and WFP has the potential to improve the lives of more than 2 hundred thousand people.

Publish Date : 21 February 2020 12:34 PM

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