According to the European Union Delegation to Nepal, a facility established to assist Nepal in its reconstruction and recovery efforts following the 2015 earthquake has been closed.
According to a statement from the delegation, the Nepal EU Action for Recovery and Reconstruction (NEARR) Facility held its official closing ceremony on Friday, focusing on the “overall recovery and reconstruction context” as well as “aspects of governance behind the reconstruction scenes.”
“Over the past four years, the NEARR Facility has offered a broad variety of consulting services and goods, including through its core staff, many foreign and national experts, and the use of a flexible incidental budget,” according to the release.
“It is critical that the current momentum be sustained and indeed increased in the time ahead so as to “build back greener and better” for the good of the Nepali people, especially the most vulnerable communities,” EU Ambassador Nona Deprez said at the event.
Since 2015, the EU has provided Nepal with a budget of 90 million euros, as well as the contracting of the German Consulting Group GFA to establish a facility that provided demand-driven, flexible technical assistance, advisory services and products, and capacity development for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), which is in charge of overseeing and coordinating the earthquake recovery and reconstruction.