Corporate sector chips in for earthquake reliefThe IME Group, Surya Nepal, and Buddha Air among others have donated goods to the earthquake survivors of Jajarkot and West Rukum.
Various corporate sectors have donated goods to the earthquake survivors of Jajarkot and West Rukum.
Surya Nepal, under its Corporate Social Responsibility, provided Rs14 million to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund for the assistance, rescue and rehabilitation of the quake-affected people.
The company has also dispatched food, tarps and blankets worth Rs3.5 million to Jajarkot. Additionally, Surya Nepal has contributed medicines worth Rs500,000 that was handed over to the rescue team of Bir Hospital headed towards quake-affected areas.
Gorkha Brewery donated Rs10 million to the government for the rehabilitation of the people displaced by the magnitude 6.4 Jajarkot earthquake. The cheque for the amount was handed by Surendra Silwal, deputy managing director of Gorkha Brewery, to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
The Nepal Mountaineering Association has decided to provide Rs3.11 million worth of aid for the relief and rescue efforts in western Nepal.
Buddha Air, Nepal's leading domestic carrier, has provided Rs10 million to earthquake relief and rescue operations. Buddha Air has also expressed its commitment to supporting the rescue and transportation of relief materials.
The IME Group handed a cheque for Rs15 million to the prime minister for the aid of earthquake survivors as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The assistance was provided on behalf of the companies promoted by the IME Group and the IME Foundation. The Confederation of Banks and Financial Institutions Nepal has pledged to donate Rs1 million for relief.