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UK Govt pledges USD 5 million to support Nepal's peace process

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

The funds, provided under the UK Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI), will go to the NPTF to implement the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, according to a press release issued by the UK Embassy in Kathmandu.

According to the agreement, NPTF will utilise the funds to support grassroots peace building initiatives, conflict-affected communities and future elections.

Last year, the UK government provided USD 5.3 million of MDRI funds as a contribution towards government-run programmes for rural electrification and hydro power.

"Consolidating and building peace in Nepal is a key priority for the Government of Nepal and for the international community, including the UK," UK's Department for International Development head Dominic O

First Published: Tue, December 11 2012. 19:55 IST