MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has offered his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Nepal for the tragic loss of lives caused by the earthquake which hit the country on April 25.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of lives and destruction caused by the earthquake,” Mr. Nakao wrote in a letter delivered to Nepal’s Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala.

“On behalf of the Asian Development Bank, I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of Nepal and the affected families.

ADB stands together with the people of Nepal and the Government at this challenging time. I assure you of our fullest support in the aftermath of the earthquake, for relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction.”

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