NEPAL – $1 MILLION DIGGERS DONATION FOR QUAKE RELIEF

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with the donation of diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.
A wheel loader digs the debris of a collapsed ancient temple after the 8.1-magnitude earthquake in Katmandu, Nepal, 28 April 2015.

JCB ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION DIGGERS DONATION TO QUAKE ZONE

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with the donation of diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.

Ten backhoe loaders were made available immediately to the Nepalese Army and are now at work in the areas worst hit by the disaster which has left more than 5,000 people dead and 10,000 injured.

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.
Lord Bamford

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “It is shocking to see the devastation caused by this earthquake and the resulting widespread damage and destruction in Nepal. On behalf of JCB, I express my heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by this natural disaster. JCB will continue to help the Nepalese Government is every possible way.”

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million. JCB supplied the backhoes through its dealer, MAW Enterprises Pvt Ltd, in Nepal. The electrical power generators are also en route from JCB India’s factory in Delhi to help stricken communities caught up in the quake.

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.
The JCB backhoe loaders have been deployed to help ground relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal which measured 7.8 on the Richter Scale. In the coming weeks and months, the donated machines will be used in reconstruction efforts.

JCB has a long history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters such as Nepal, providing $500,000 worth of machines and generators to the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan struck in 2013. Machines were also donated when earthquakes struck in Haiti in 2010 and in China in 2008 and to southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia in 2004 following the Boxing Day Tsunami.

About JCB

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million. The story of JCB is one of innovation, ambition and sheer hard work. From small beginnings building agricultural tipping trailers in 1945, to the global force in manufacturing the company has become today, JCB has constantly pushed the boundaries in our desire to be the best. My father and company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford’s motto was, “Jamais content”, and that is exactly right – we are never content with our achievements. But I believe that even he would be amazed by what the company has become. Today, we have 22 plants on four continents and more than 750 dealers around the world.

These are exciting times. In just 70 years we have gone from one man in a garage in Uttoxeter to major global brand renowned for its pioneering spirit. All of this is down to our people – an 11,000-strong worldwide force that makes up the JCB family we are so proud of. Our achievements over the past 70 years have been considerable, but at JCB we believe in always looking ahead to the next development, the next level of success. As we speak, JCB is continuing to innovate and push the boundaries in research and development; in particular within the area of sustainability, where energy costs and emissions are becoming an increasingly important purchasing consideration. Many of our customers will need to reinvent their businesses to meet new building standards and emissions legislation, and we will be there to support them every step of the way, as we have always been.

About Nepal
JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.
National Flag of Nepal

Nepal,  officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest metropolis.

The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmath in the Nepali language. More than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level are located in Nepal.The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.

 

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