Japan provides eight ambulances

Japan provides eight ambulances

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Government of Japan has provided eight ambulances for the use in remote areas of Nepal.

Japan’s Ambassador for Nepal, Mr Masashi Ogawa today visited the Nepal Red Cross Society, National HQ to attend a ceremony for the handover of ambulances to the NRCS. The Japanese ambassador then handed the keys to the ambulances to organisation chair Sanjeev Thapa.

Out of the eight ambulances, four were sent to Pyuthan, Gulmi, Udaypur and Morang in last November while the three new will be sent to Jajarkot, Rautahat and Dhankuta soon and Khotang will get the remaining one after the monsoon. The total amount funded for the ambulances and managed through Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP), is 9.8 million.

The ambulances are four-by-four vehicles (4WD), providing safe and reliable service even under the challenging road conditions in Nepal.

On the occasion, the Japanese Ambassador said Japan hoped that its assistance would contribute to health improvement efforts in Nepal’s rural areas, pledging additional assistance to the NRCS in its life-saving and humanitarian works. RSS