The government has declared Baglung and Sindhupalchowk districts as disaster crisis zone. Sharing the latest cabinet decisions at a press meet held in the capital today, Government spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said rebuilding of the two districts will be started after declaring them as crisis zone due to the high loss of life and property due to floods and landslides. The rebuilding will be led by National Reconstruction Authority with more than 6 billion rupees investment through the World Bank.
He also shared that a virtual meeting of the joint task force on trade between Nepal and China is being held next week. The government is contributing 5,000 US dollars to the multi-sectoral fund set up by the United Nations for rehabilitation and relief of Haiti hit by Cholera.
The cabinet has also decided to postpone the election of the official trade unions of civil servants to second week of December due to the COVID-19 crisis. It also agreed to sign a MoU to translate and publish books of importance to Nepal and China in Nepali and Chinese languages.
The Government has decided to defend the case of arbitration filed against it by the Axiata Investments UK and Ncell private limited in the International Centre for Settlement for the Investment Disputes.
Minister Gyawali also shared that the government has decided to provide a free insurance coverage of 2.5 million rupees to the frontline workers including medical personnel, volunteers, cleaning staff, dead body management team, ambulance drivers, security personnel and civil servants involved in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.
Source: National News Agency Nepal