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Inauguration of the first National Data Recovery Center in Bhairahawa

Inauguration of the first National Data Recovery Center in Bhairahawa

On 27 July 2015, Revenue Secretary Mr. Nabaraj Bhandari, Director of the Internal Revenue Department Mr. Chudamani Sharma and Mrs. Jacqueline Groth, Chargé d’Affaires at the German Embassy, inaugurated the first national Data Recovery Centre in Bhairahawa. With this Centre, the IRD has now an on-time back-up system of all tax payers’ data through which it can guarantee non-stop functionality of all its web-based services, even in case of failure of its main IT server in Kathmandu, for example due to a natural disaster. The establishment of this DRC is a joint initiative of the IRD and the Nepal-German Revenue Administrative Support (RAS) Project (commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Nepal after the earthquakes: German support to recovery and rehabilitation

In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, the German Government made available 5 million euros for humanitarian relief.   Germany is committing an additional 30 million euros to short- and long-term recovery and rehabilitation. With this support, we will help the affected families in the districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading to rebuild their lives by providing shelter and temporary housing, ensuring essential healthcare services, and by supporting the reconstruction of critical infrastructure. Given the long tradition of German cooperation with the city of Bhaktapur, Germany stands ready to explore potential support for reconstructing the city’s public infrastructure.   The new commitments for reconstruction and rehabilitation will complement the ongoing cooperation portfolio in Nepal, which has received funds totalling more than 1.1 billion euros since the beginning of our partnership.

Financial Cooperation Agreements signed

Financial Cooperation Agreements signed

On 8 July 2015, German Ambassador Matthias Meyer and the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Suman Prasad Sharma signed agreements for Financial Cooperation in the amount of 29 Mio. EUR for joint programmes in the sectors of health, economic development and renewable energy / energy efficiency.

Ambassador Meyer meets Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, Secretary General of German Agro Action

Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, newly appointed Secretary General of German Agro Action, had the opportunity for a lively exchange with Ambassador Meyer, regarding the current situation in the earthquake-affected districts and the status of the emergency assistance.

Extensive support for rehabilitation and recovery in Nepal

The German Government is going to set up a substantial support programme to assist Nepal in its reconstruction efforts following the recent earthquakes. The focus will be on infrastructure rehabilitation and restoring energy supply and health services.

German Ambassador thanks the brave guides and porters of Nepal

Ambassador Meyer calls on Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal

German Ambassador to Nepal Matthias Meyer on March 26 paid a courtesy visit to former Prime Minister and senior political leader Madhav Kumar Nepal at the latter’s residence. 

Concert of Traditional Newari and Classical Music

Concert of Traditional Newari and Classical Music

Kathmandu University’s Department of Music, School of Ethnomusicology, organized on 22 March 2015 a concert of traditional Newari and classical music at the residence of German Ambassador to Nepal Matthias Meyer.

Foundation Ceremony of the German Alumni Association of Nepal

German Ambassador, Matthias Meyer, takes part in the foundation ceremony of the German Alumni Association of Nepal

On 20 March 2015 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Matthias Meyer, participated in the foundation of the German Alumni Association of Nepal (GAAN).

Nagar Mitra Initiative

German Ambassador Matthias Meyer takes part in the Commencement Ceremony of the „Nagar Mitra – Friends of the City“ Initiative

On 10 March 2015 German Ambassador Matthias Meyer attended the celebrations on the occasion of the first consignment of collected plastic bottles from the “Nagar Mitra – Friends of the City” initiative to one of the largest recycling companies on the Indian sub-continent, Ganesha Ecosphere.

Ambassador Meyer visits Dhulikhel Hospital

German Ambassador, Matthias Meyer, hands over ultrasound machine to Dhulikhel Hospital

On 25 February 2015 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Matthias Meyer, paid a visit to Dhulikhel Hospital to hand over the portable ultrasound machine which was financed by the German Embassy. The ultrasound machine will be used especially for the treatment of pregnant women as well as the diagnosis of different women health problems.

Nepal Airline's new Airbus "Sagarmatha"

Nepal Airline’s new Airbus A 320-200 welcomed in Kathmandu

Ambassador Meyer along with members of his team of the German Embassy in Kathmandu seized the opportunity on Sunday, 8 February 2015, to welcome Nepal Airline’s new aircraft, an airbus A 320-200 in Kathmandu.

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

On 27 January 2015 the German Embassy, along with the Embassy of Israel, the Embassy of the United States of America, the Alliance Francaise and the United Nations, hosted a ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust in the Alliance Francaise Kathmandu.

Ambassador Meyer visits Kathmandu University

On 9 January 2015, Ambassador Meyer paid a first visit to Dr. Ram Shrestha, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU), on the University campus in Dhulikhel.

Hamburg - Grünes Vorbild für Europa

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by 30 April 2015 and send in your submission.

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

New Logo of DW News

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Online appointment system for visa applications

To improve customer service the visa section of the Embassy has introduced an online appointment system. All visa applicants have to set an appointment for their application online under
visa appointment system Kathmandu

Information on visa for Germany and other Schengen states

Visa

GIC South Asia

German Information Centre (GIC) South Asia is a one-stop shop for all your information needs on Germany and South Asia. Read their updates on bilateral relations and Germany's extensive activities in South Asia.

Engineering

Engineering

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.

German institutions in Nepal