by Allanah Leahy – EM TV, Port Moresby
City Pharmacy Limited reached out to the Nepalese community, presenting a check of K63,000 to the Nepalese Association to assist with earthquake relief efforts.
Over 8,000 people died, following the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May this year.
Nepal is now moving on from its devastating earthquakes, re-opening Mt Everest for the first time since the earthquakes, at the weekend, to begin restoring its tourism sector. CPL Group Chairman Mahesh Patel praised Papua New Guinea’s Nepalese community for introducing many agricultural prospects that benefit local farmers, including the kunai grass papermaking project.
Having personally visited Nepal, Patel directly related to the sorrows of the villagers whose homes were wiped out.
The K63,000 donation is equivalent to over 2 million Nepalese rupees, which the Nepalese Association will contribute to Nepal’s current construction phase, as the country begins work on rebuilding .
Raj Shahi of the Nepali Association said the donation will go towards the building of 1,000 houses, and food and medical relief.
Shahi and the Nepalese Association sincerely thanked CPL and Chairman Mahesh Patel, noting that the contribution is the biggest out of the 70 Nepalese associations around the world.