Narayan Dhungana, KATHMANDU:- The first-phase of relief distribution to the people directly affected by lockdown imposed by the government for the prevention of COVID-19 infection has reached final phase in Kathmandu Valley.
According to the Valley Municipalities’ Forum, relief has been distributed to around 215,000 people. There are 16 municipalities and two metropolitan cities in Kathmandu Valley. Secretary of Valley Municipalities’ Forum, Madan Sundar Shrestha, said that distributing relief materials to remaining affected people is underway from concerned local levels.
Also the mayor of Madhyapurthimi municipality, Shrestha added that they have also started distributing cooked meals to those who have not got relief. ” Every municipality and metropolitan city of Kathmandu Valley has been distributing relief”, he said. Local levels are active with government decision of providing relief materials to those facing problem for two squares of meal due to lockdown.
Spokesperson of Kathmandu metropolitan city, Ishworman Dangol, shared that relief materials have been distributed to 2,100 families so far and process to distribute relief materials to remaining 1,600 families is underway.
Similarly, mayor of Lalitpur metropolitan city, Chiribabu Maharjan, shared that the local levels had distributed relief materials as per their capacity as they did not get support from the federal government. Hence, there is no situation to distribute second-phase relief support.
Relief materials were distributed to 21,000 people in Lalitpur in the first-phase. RSS
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