Nepal Deputy PM Bimalendra Nidhi visits NDMA

New Delhi, Aug.19 : The Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Bimalendra Nidhi, visited the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today.

R. K. Jain, Member, NDMA, made a presentation highlighting India's experience in managing floods, avalanches, earthquakes and landslides, with special emphasis on post-disaster reconstruction efforts after earthquakes.

It was discussed that India has a vast and varied experience in post-disaster reconstruction which may be useful to Nepal.

Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal, underlined the importance of institutional mechanisms for disaster management set up in India.

The possibility of replicating a similar institutional set-up in Nepal was also discussed. Nidhi's visit to NDMA acquires significance as Nepal is on its way to reconstruct itself after the massive earthquake that shook the country last year.

Nidhi was accompanied by Bhrigu Dhungana, Joint Secretary, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and officials from the Embassy of Nepal including Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Yadab Raj Khanal and Hari Prasad Odari.

Senior officials of Ministry of External Affairs and NDMA were present on the occasion. Nidhi arrived in New Delhi on Thursday evening as the special envoy of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

He is in India on a four-day visit..

Source: ANI