TeliaSonera, the European telecommunication giants that owns Ncell, today announced a 110 crores (USD $11 million) commitment to aid victims of the earthquake in Nepal. This includes a 10 crores for Earth Quake victims to help meet the immediate needs of survivors. As relief efforts evolve in the coming weeks and months, the remaining 100 crores will be directed toward long-term recovery, including the rebuilding of homes, schools and other critical infrastructure.
Minendra Rijal, the current Minister of Information and Communications said,” TeliaSonera, through its philanthropic foundation, is providing 10 crores to support immediate relief efforts in response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. They will also be providing 100 crores in the next 3 years as a part of long-term recovery, which includes rebuilding homes, schools and other cultural heritages of Nepal.”
TeliaSonera is the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden and Finland. The company has operations in other countries in Northern, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia and Spain, with a total of 182.1 million mobile customers (Q1, 2013). Supported by TeliaSonera, Ncell has continued expanding coverage, enhancing quality and bringing new, efficient and easy-to-use services to the people of Nepal.