HC Deb 18 March 1987 vol 112 c524W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the level of aid given to Nepal; and if he will list the major projects.

Mr. Chris Patten

Our aid disbursements to Nepal in 1986 are provisionally estimated at £9.9 million.

Our main current projects are:

£ million
Maintenance of British funded roads 8.7
Eastern Region Water Supply 4.2
Forestry Research 2.2
Malaria Control 1.0

Two important new projects are due to start shortly. These are:

£ million
Maleku-Mugling road 7.7
A group of projects for the development of the Koshi Hills in Eastern Nepal 9.0

Our continuing programme of technical assistance includes support for the Nepal administrative staff college, the Lumle agricultural centre, the Budhanilkantha school and a training programme which brings to the United Kingdom over 100 trainees a year.