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October 11, 2010

Global Sanitation Fund launched in Nepal

Filed under: Advocacy,Sanitation — Tags: , , — Anita Pradhan @ 11:15 am

KATHMANDU: The government in coordination with Global Sanitation Fund today launched National Sanitation Programme to improve the country’s sanitation sector. Nepal is the third country after Madagascar and Senegal to launch the GSF programme with funds from Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works and UN-HABITAT said in a press statement. GSF has pledged financial assistance of $50 million, which will be used for drafting and implementing effective sanitation plans. The fund will also be used for meeting Millennium Development Goal’s sanitation targets.

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