Nepal: Economic Situation

Department for International Development written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Lucy Allan Lucy Allan Conservative, Telford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the progress of the economic recovery in Nepal since the recent earthquake in that country.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Economic recovery has been slow. Delays setting up the National Reconstruction Authority and unrest in the border area with India, which has closed most border crossings for over 6 weeks, make economic recovery challenging. We are pressing the government to prioritise the post-disaster response.

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