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Malta donates 5000 face shields to Nepal

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jun 15, 2021

Malta donates 5000 face shields to Nepal

Malta donated 5,000 visors to Nepal. The consignment arrived at Nepal’s Kathmandu International Airport on Sunday 13 June 2021 after having been transported from Malta to Nepal via Austria through the collaboration of the Civil Protection Department of Malta and the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.


Malta’s Ambassador Designate to Nepal, H.E. Reuben Gauci, who is also the resident High Commissioner of Malta in New Delhi, India, said that the visors were donated by the Maltese Company 2KR Designs Ltd, which also designed and manufactured these facemasks.


In view of the current COVID19 crises in Nepal, the Nepali Government made a request for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The EU Delegation in Nepal, headed by Ambassador H.E. Nona Deprez requested all Embassies of EU Member States to reach out to their respective Capitals to supply aid.

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and has eight of the world's ten tallest  mountains, including Mo​unt Everest, the highest point on Earth. Diplomatic Relations between Malta and Nepal were established in 25 September 198. The Malta High Commission in New Delhi, India is currently accredited as Malta’s non-resident Embassy to Nepal.

The donation items being loaded onto an Air Malta plane.

A photo of the donation boxes on their arrival in Nepal.