Kathmandu, August 9
Standard Chartered UK entered into an agreement with Save the Children International to provide USD 140,000 (equivalent to Rs 16.3 million) for Nepal’s Covid-19 response.
The Standard Chartered Bank in Nepal says the support will be used for the project ‘Life-saving equipment and materials support – Nepal Covid-19 Response’.
The bank also hosted an event in Kathmandu recently to mark the agreement. Standard Chartered Nepal CEO Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar and Save the Children Nepal Deputy Director Tara Chhetry attended the event.
“We feel grateful to be able to bring together our international network to contribute towards our country’s effort to combat the pandemic,” Pranu Singh, the head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing of Standard Chartered Nepal says in a statement, “We are really pleased to partner with Save the Children and believe that together we will be able to make a sustainable and tangible difference where it is most required in such challenging times.”
In the past also, Standard Chartered had made donations of medical equipment to the Nepal government for its Covid-19 response