New humanitarian staging area in Birgunj inaugurated with UKAID support

Published On: December 3, 2021 03:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Government of Nepal, the British Embassy, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today inaugurated a new Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) in Birgunj, Province 2, as part of the continued effort in strengthening the country’s emergency preparedness and response capacity.

According to a statement issued by the WFP, Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Tek Narayan Pandey, together with WFP Nepal Representative and Country Director, Robert Kasca, and special representatives from the British Embassy attended the ceremony.

“The humanitarian staging area in Birgunj, constructed targeting the country's major international land transit point, will help to increase the capacity of emergency preparedness in a coordinated manner in this province and at local levels,” the statement quotes Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey as saying. 

“.Given its role in procuring, storing and transporting the emergency materials coming from the land route to other disaster-affected areas of the country, I am confident that it can make a significant contribution not  only in Province 2 but also in other parts of the country.” 


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