The United States Air Force Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker carried the health supplies to Nepali people in coordination with NRNA, USA. The aircraft landed today at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), the United States, has sent 10,000 pounds (4 tons) of health supplies to Nepal to help the Nepali people.
A US Army Air Force aircraft carried the goods to Nepal from Utah. The aircraft departed from Utah on Friday afternoon, August 27. According to Toya Dahal, spokesperson of the Non-Resident Nepali Association, medical supplies worth more than 360,000 US dollars has been sent to Nepal.
NRNA, US Treasurer Rajiv Shrestha himself had reached Utah airport to send these materials to Nepal. He stayed there for two days and coordinated with US military officials to send supplies to Nepal. Major General William K. Wessinger coordinated on behalf of the US military.
The materials purchased with the support of the Non-Resident Nepali Association, within the working committee of the United States, and with the support of various organizations and ordinary members have been sent to the Government of Nepal.
Buddhi Subedi, President of NRNA USA hand over the relief items.
These materials were handed over to the Government of Nepal, according to NRNA America. NRNA USA Treasurer Rajiv Shrestha thanked the US Government, the Governor and the people of Utah, the Nepalese Embassy in the United States, and its official Homkant Bhandari, Honorary Consul General Rishi Dhakal for their support in this task.
He also thanked Direct Relief, Seva International, Gurung Samaj Los Angeles, Sikh Gurdwara Sanhoje, chapters of NRNA, and other supporting organizations for their support.
NRNA had appealed to the US military for help a few months ago after it cost a million dollars to transport the medical supplies, including oxygen concentrators. Attempts were made to send the materials under the Denton program during the time of former President Sunil Sah, but the US military said Nepal was not on the list for assistance under the program and could not be shipped free of charge. However, the new NRNA US Executive Committee reiterated its call for free shipping under the US Army’s State Partnership Program. The US military has accepted the offers and delivered the goods to Nepal as they appear to be being transported under the program.