Kathmandu, October 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was on a two-day state visit to Nepal recently, has informed that China is actively pursuing Chinese funded post-earthquake reconstruction projects.
Addressing the dinner hosted by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Oct 13, President Xi said, "We are actively pursuing the post-earthquake reconstruction projects."
Speaking at the same function, President Bhandari said, "We highly appreciate the generous support provided by China in the post-earthquake reconstruction."
President Xi had also cited Chinese assistance in Nepal's reconstruction in an op-ed article distributed to some newspapers prior to his Nepal visit and said that assistance would be continued and China would provide as much support as it can to uplift Nepali people's living standard.
"The Nepali Government and Nepali people had helped in China's earthquake relief program by actively sending money and kind after the devastating earthquake in Wenchhwan in Sichuwan Province of China in 2008. These are excellent examples of close ties between China and Nepal."
China had provided significant assistance in search, rescue and relief operations immediately after the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Durbar High School, Tatopani Border Point, Nine-storey palace in Basantapur, Seven-storey palace in Nuwakot, running track inside Dasharath Stadium are some of the projects running with the Chinese assistance in the course of post-earthquake reconstruction.