Nepal PM appeals for $2B to rebuild country after quakes

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Nepal PM appeals for $2B to rebuild country after quakes

With over 8,500 dead, thousands still missing, and many more injured and homeless due to the earthquake that shattered Nepal on April 25, the Himalayan country will need US$2 billion in donor assistance to rebuild damaged infrastructure. Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala announced on Sunday, May 17, that his administration has set up a national rehabilitation and reconstruction fund towards this end. He said that the Nepalese government has earmarked US$2 million for the fund and appealed to donor communities and the private sector to contribute to the fund.

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