U.S. Indo-Pacific Command provides first Disaster Response System pod to APF Training School in Kurintar

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Kathmandu, July 17. As a part of the long-term commitment of the United States to Nepal, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command delivered its first Disaster Response System pod to the Government of Nepal.

According to the official statement issued by the US embassy, the first pod was handed over to the Armed Police Force, Nepal Disaster Management Training School in Kurintar.

Sources suggest that 29 additional pods are being sent to security facilities around the country.

The embassy posted on its official Facebook page, “When complete, these systems will provide temporary shelter and essential services across Nepal for more than 3,000 victims of natural disasters and the coronavirus.”

Since the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Indo-Pacific Command has contributed more than $7.3 million in civil-military assistance for equipment and resources to help Nepal fight the virus.

Last month, the US embassy had supplied four motorized rescue boats to the Nepali Army. The rescue rafts were sponsored under a 1-million-dollar foreign military sales grant.


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