Bhutan4Nepal (Press Release)

28 April 2015

Press Release

Upon the Command of His Majesty the King, a team of 62 Bhutanese personnel including a team of medical specialists, technicians, Desuups and other support staff have left for Nepal yesterday. According to the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bhutanese Relief Team – Bhutan4Nepal has reached – Trishuli, District HQ of Nuwakot.

Towards facilitating and enabling relief efforts inNepal – Bhutan4Nepal, a coordination meeting was held today at the GyalyongTshogkhang. Chaired by the Cabinet Secretary KinzangWangdi, representatives and officials from theRoyal Office of Media, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Bhutan Army, Ministry of Health, Department of Air Transportand Prime Minister’s Office decided on the following:

 

  1. For better coordination and information dissemination, a control room is to be set up at the Prime Minister’s Office, Thimphu.  Following officials were identified as contact persons for information related to relief efforts – Bhutan4Nepal:

 

In Bhutan:

  • Kinzang Wangdi, Cabinet Secretary: +975-17500000
  • Dr. Phuntsho Namgyel, Director: +975-17100001
  • Ms. Tshering Wangmo, Press Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office: +975-17100002

 

In Nepal:

  • Mr.Singye Dorji: +975-17100007
  • Mr.Yeshey Wangchuk, Druk Air: +975- 17100008

 2.   Since medical aid, food and water supply are priority activities, the meeting also discussed on the modalities of dispatching additional        consignments to our Relief Team in Nepal. Additional supply of water is to be dispatched in next few days and the next medical supplies is to be dispatched on 7th May 2015. Subsequent supplies of ration and medical supplies are to be sent within 10 days of the last consignments.

 3. For general information and updates on the Bhutan4Nepal, please visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bhutan4Nepal/363282627215024?fref=ts

Media Division

Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

GyalyongTshogkhang

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