MoFA submits list of citizens needing urgent evacuation
Kathmandu, June 8
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has ready a listing of 24,148 Nepalis throughout 30 completely different locations who should be rescued urgently.
The Foreign Ministry developed the precedence checklist of stranded Nepalis overseas who should be evacuated based mostly on the statistics offered by Nepali embassies and missions overseas.
The ministry immediately submitted the report back to the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) based mostly on which the federal government is anticipated to begin rescuing the stranded folks from June 10.
However, the checklist submitted by MoFA to CCMC doesn’t embody Nepalis stranded in India.
“Based on particulars offered by our missions overseas, 24,148 stranded Nepalis should be evacuated within the first part.
However, this quantity might change after we really begin rescuing Nepalis overseas because the coronavirus disaster is progressively easing throughout varied nations,” mentioned Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.
According to him, the federal government will quickly begin the rescue mission with due precedence accorded to stranded Nepalis in labour locations. “Nepalis throughout 30 completely different locations require speedy rescue within the first part and the federal government will begin reaching out to our residents in all these nations,” mentioned Gyawali, including, “However, extra precedence will probably be given to labour locations because the density of Nepali folks is increased there.”
The authorities plans to begin evacuating stranded Nepalis from June 10 via a minimum of eight flights per day. The authorities will probably be utilizing eight plane of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Himalaya Airlines to rescue its residents from overseas.
As per the report, Nepalis stranded in Bahrain, United Kingdom, United States of America, Israel, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Qatar, Morocco, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan, Nordic nations (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Oman, Kuwait, Cyprus, Maldives, Australia and United Arab Emirates should be rescued within the first part.
As per the report submitted by MoFA to CCMC, the very best variety of stranded Nepalis that should be rescued are from Malaysia (6,425) whereas lowest quantity that should be evacuated are from Laos (two).
“The rescue mission will start based mostly on the precedence checklist whereas others will probably be rescued progressively,” added Gyawali.
Though the federal government has allowed completely different nations to repatriate Nepalis stranded of their land, it has not begun the evacuation course of by itself.
As many as 194 Nepalis from the United Arab Emirates and Myanmar had arrived residence on Friday on flights operated by the governments of the respective nations.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 9, 2020, of The Himalayan Time