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Agreement between GoN and the Government of United Kingdom

The Government of United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland through
Department for International development (DFID) has agreed to provide a grant
assistance of Pound 71.5 million (approximately NRs 10.10 billion) to the Government
of Nepal for the implementation of UK (DFID) Support to Post Earthquake
Reconstruction in Nepal. This assistance is additional to £70m of humanitarian and
early recovery funds pledged by the UK Government at the International Conference on
Nepal’s Reconstruction. A Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) between these two
Governments was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance today.
The aim of this program is to benefit all those in the earthquake districts and particularly
1,000,000 people living in the four program implemented districts Dhading, Gorkha,
Nuwakot and Rasuwa. The program will includes build over 400km of rural roads and
trails enabling 300,000 people to better access markets and to improve tourism
infrastructure in earthquake affected area; reach over 250,000 people with improved
water and sanitation ; reach over 90,000 of the most vulnerable, including women and
girls, with cash transfers to ensure that the poorest and most affected are not left behind
in the reconstruction endeavor; provide cash grants through Government of Nepal
systems to support 3,000 houses to be reconstructed and improve planning processes,
more resilient public infrastructure and a strengthened approach to social protection in
The grant agreement was signed and exchanged in the gracious presence of Hon'ble
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Krishna Bahadur Mahara and British
Minister of State for the Department for the International Development (DFID) Hon'ble
Mr. Roderick James Nugent Stewart by Mr. Baikuntha Aryal, Chief and Joint
Secretary, International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division (IECCD), Ministry
of Finance and Ms. Gail Marzetti, Head of the Department for International
Development, DFID Nepal on behalf of their respective Government.
The Government of Nepal has expressed its sincere appreciation to the Government of
United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland through the Department for
International Development (DIFID) for this grant assistance and their continued support
in the socio economic development of Nepal.
Ministry of Finance
Singhdurbar, Kathmandu
1St September 2016 (Bhadra 16, 2073)

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