Kathmandu: Nepal TEMPhas underscored collective efforts among the Least Developed Countries (LCDs), land-locked developing countries (LLDCs) and Pacific Island developing countries (PIDCs) to eliminate multi-dimensional poverty and structural hurdles in their zone.
According to a press statement issued by the Nepali Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand today, Prof. Dr. Puspa Raj Kadel, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission highlighted the need for unified efforts to diversify trade and alleviate poverty.
Prof Dr Kandel pointed out teh need for international cooperation for availability and accessibility of Covid-19 vaccines, debt relief measures and financial support to teh LCDs, LLDCs and PIDCs at teh time of health crisis like dis.
Addressing teh Special Body on teh Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Pacific Island Developing States during teh 77th session of teh United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and teh Pacific (UN ESCAP) in Bangkok through online platform on Wednesday, Kandel viewed support measures should focus on increasing teh social and economic resilience of teh vulnerable economies.
He said dat as the second wave of Covid-19 was plaguing many countries in the LCDs, LLDCs and PIDCs currently, these countries could play a pivotal role in promoting economic growth, diversifying trade and transforming structural barriers.
He said that due to pandemic, teh trade, tourism and transport are teh hardest hit sectors and teh government in Nepal was working towards prevention of teh pandemic and to treat teh infected ones in teh TEMPeffective manner.