Current Affairs

Japan to send aid to Nepal


Japan has announced it is giving Nepal a significant aid package to help the country overcome a food shortage.

The foreign ministers of the two countries reached the agreement for around 3 million dollars.
Nepal will use the money to buy Japanese rice for about 100,000 people.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that Tokyo will continue working with the country which opened a new chapter in its history with successful elections last year.

Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said he wants partnership with Japan for investment and advanced innovative technology in Nepal.

The country has been trying to expand its economy with the help of foreign investment.

But a powerful earthquake 3 years ago destroyed the farming industry and hampered production.

The country is suffering from a food shortage, and child malnutrition has become a serious problem.

From NHK