Rs 40 billion received from foreign donor agencies


Kathmandu, June 9: Participants at the '15th National Social Audit' programme organised here on Friday by Action Aid Nepal stressed on the need of the social organisations to play a supportive role to the government.
Speaking in the programme, member of the National Assembly, the upper house of the federal parliament, Dr Bimala Rai said the social organisations have played a paramount role in bringing changes in the country. She stressed that the social organisations should work as a bridge between the state and the people.
National Planning Commission (NPC) member Min Bahadur Shahi urged the social organisations to extend support in the country's prosperity and pointed out the need of coordination between the non-governmental organisations and the international non-government organisations.
Member of the National Reconstruction Authority, Dr Bishnu Bahadur Bhandari opined that the country's development was possible only when the local level is linked to the development and construction.
President of the INGOs Association Dr Shibesh Chandra Regmi on the occasion shared that foreign donor agencies provide Rs 40 billion annually for Nepal's development.
Action Aid Nepal's board chair Subhas KC said the Action Aid has made public its social audit with the realisation that the NGOs and INGOs should ensure transparency in their activities and the economic expenditures.
According to Him, Action Aid Nepal's total budget in 2017 was approximately Rs 660 million and out of this amount Rs 644.8 million has been spent. RSS

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