KATHMANDU, March 30: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has provided Rs 5 million to the Coronavirus Infection Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund.
The fund is set up by the government to mobilize financial resources in response to the COVID-19. A delegation led by FNCCI president Bhawani Rana on Sunday provided the monetary assistance as well as foodstuff, medicines and medical goods worth around Rs 7 million to the fund.
The umbrella organization of the Nepali business community has said it was also providing foodstuff and daily essential goods to be distributed to the daily wage-earners and laborers hit hard due to the lockdown.
The FNCCI team handed over the monetary assistance to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel, who is the coordinator of the High-level Committee on Prevention and Control of COVID-19 pandemic.
FNCCI senior vice-president Shekhar Golchha, vice-president Chandra Prasad Dhakal, former president Pashupati Murarka, among other officials were present on the occasion.