13 tons medical supplies from Singapore handed over to Health Ministry

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Kathmandu: A Nepal Airlines charter flight arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday from Singapore with more than 13 tons of medical cargo for combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was made possible by donations from Temasek Foundation Singapore, Lotus Life Foundation Singapore, and Gorkha Brewery Pvt. Ltd in close collaboration with the government of Nepal, various ministries, diplomatic missions and Nepali diaspora.

The cargo with a combined estimated value of 3 million Singapore dollars (approx Rs 250 million) was handed over to Minister for Health Hridayesh Tripathi by Surendra Silwal, Deputy M.D of Gorkha Brewery on behalf of the two donors at a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Health and Population.