Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota on Saturday held talks to shift the victims of flooding and landslides by building permanent residences for the affected communities in Sindhupalchok district.
PM Oli and Speaker Sapkota discussed the issues at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar this evening.
On the occasion, Speaker Sapkota informed the PM about the human losses and damages to physical properties caused by the disasters as well as the status of temporary settlements to those people at risk.
PM Oli and Speaker Sapkota also talked about dispatching teams to study the geology of the vulnerable settlements and making outline for development of integrated settlement for their permanent management, systematic operation of the Araniko Highway and releasing the amount collected from the public-level to the Jure landslide victims.
In response, PM Oli said his serious attention was drawn to the disaster and property loss incurred in Sindhuplachok, pledging to take necessary steps at the earliest, said Speaker Sapkota’s press advisor Shreedhar Neupane.
A temporary resettlement has been managed at Jugal rural municipality-1 for the victims of the Lidi landslide and the houses at risk. Speaker Sapkota who reached Banskharka on August 26 distributed solar panels, utensils, clothes and sanitary materials to the landslide victims.
Fifty six people were killed and 26 went missing in landslides and flooding at Lidi, Jambu, Melamchi and Phulping in Sindhupalchok district this year, said the police.
Source: National News Agency Nepal