Manila, Philippines (BBN)-Takehiko Nakao, the president of Asian Development Bank (ADB), has conveys deepest sympathy to the government and people of quake-ravaged Nepal.
On April 25, a strong earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale created havoc in Nepal followed by aftershocks, making Kathmandu a city of dead.
The quake and aftershocks were felt in neighbouring Bangladesh, India and China that led to death and destruction.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of lives and destruction caused by the earthquake,” Nakao wrote in a letter delivered to Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.
“On behalf of the Asian Development Bank, I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of Nepal and the affected families,” the letter which was written on Monday added.
“ADB stands together with the people of Nepal and the government at this challenging time. I assure you of our fullest support in the aftermath of the earthquake, for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
BBN/SK/ANS-27Apr15-3:30pm (BST)