Saudis send 190 tonnes of relief material to Nepal

Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sent 15 more tonnes of relief material to quake-hit Nepal as it met its commitment to send 190 tonnes of relief material from the Gulf nation.

A cargo plane carrying tents and other relief material was received by Saudi ambassador to Nepal, Abdul Nasser Al-Harthy, and other Saudi and Nepalese officials and diplomats at the airport, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

This was the last consignment of a Saudi air relief bridge programme meant for the quake victims of the Himalayan nation in line with the directives of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Under the programme, the kingdom despatched to Nepal 190 tonnes of relief supplies, consisting of 13 planeloads of foodstuff, medicines, tents and other material.

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