10th November 2023, Kathmandu
Ncell hands over its support of Rs. 50 lakhs to the Provincial Government of Karnali in Surkhet
Following the aftermath of the severe earthquake in the Karnali Province on the night of November 3, Ncell committed immediate support for the rescue, treatment, and relief operations of the earthquake victims the next day.
As an essential telecommunications service provider, Ncell provided free services worth Rs. 40 Lakhs to customers from the affected districts—Jajarkot, Rukum (West) and Rukum (East).
On Thursday, translating its commitment to action, Ncell handed over a cheque of NPR 50 Lakhs to the Karnali Province Government in Surkhet to assist in earthquake relief and rehabilitation in the affected districts of Karnali Province—Jajarkot and West Rukum.
Vishal Upadhyay, Chief Regulatory and Legal Officer of Ncell handed over the cheque of Rs. 50 Lakhs to Krishna Bahadur BC, Minister of Industry, Forest and Tourism, Karnali Province Government, amid a small function at the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, Surkhet.
“Thank you for remembering Karnali during this time of disaster. We are aware that Ncell has been supporting in these kinds of times of crisis and such support holds a huge meaning at the time when the government is in need of huge resources for rescue, relief, and rehabilitation,” said Krishana Bahadur BC, Minister of Industry, Forest and Tourism of the Karnali Province, addressing the function.
Ncell remains in regular coordination with officials of the Karnali Province on how the company can best support its efforts and is committed to providing necessary assistance to those affected by these earthquakes.
“At Ncell, we always believe that working together in coordination with the provincial government in this kind of trying time will help us reach the local community and support them quickly,” said Vishal Upadhyay, Chief Regulatory & Legal Officer.
Thanking Ncell for the support, Chudamani Paudel, Acting Chief Secretary of the Karnali Province Government said, “I on behalf of Karnali Province Government and Chief Minister thank the entire Ncell Family for visiting us here in Surkhet to extend support to the people of Karnali affected from the earthquake.”
This brings Ncell’s assistance to support the earthquake response in Karnali Province to around NPR 1 Crore to date. Our thoughts are also with all those involved in the rescue and relief efforts. Ncell sincerely hopes for the earliest possible return to normalcy for those affected by the disaster and for the recovery and restoration of the affected regions.
Ncell Axiata Limited is the first private sector telecommunications service provider of Nepal established in 2004 and operating service since 2005, and is constantly working towards its goal of connecting every Nepalese through its network, providing high-quality modern services to consistently create better value for our customers and partners.
Contributing to the vision of ‘Digital Nepal’ and the development of the country’s economy and infrastructure, Ncell has built world-class networks and communication services and operates the widest 4G network in the country, fulfilling the national need for high-speed mobile broadband and creating new opportunities for the people of Nepal towards a brighter digital future.
Ncell is one of the largest taxpayers in Nepal. Ncell has contributed over NPR 283 billion (as of the FY 2021/22) as taxes and fees since its inception. We have contributed over NPR 1.80 billion under our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in focus areas of education, environment, and health, supporting the Government of Nepal extensively.
Ncell is a part of Axiata Group Berhad. Together with Axiata, Ncell is committed to contributing to the development of the country’s economy and infrastructure, building best-in-class networks, and bringing the people of Nepal within the reach of communications. Ncell converted into a public limited company into Ncell Axiata Limited on 3 August 2020.