China offers USD 483 million aid package for Nepal


Members of donor agencies tour the earthquake-damaged Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 June 2015. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China will offer 3 billion yuan (483 million U.S. dollars) in aid for Nepal's reconstruction after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan country on April 25, Xinhua reported on 25 June.

Wang told Chinese media that a comprehensive Chinese aid plan for Nepal covers five areas, namely unconditional financial donations, loans for reconstruction projects, encouragement for Chinese enterprises and non-governmental groups to participate in Nepal's economic reconstruction, helping train professional and skilled personal and helping restore cultural heritage damaged by the quake.

"We would like to tell Nepal and the international community that China will continue to stand with Nepal in its post disaster reconstruction," said the Chinese foreign minister.

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