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Govt told to expedite relief distribution to flood victims


KATHMANDU: The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday directed the government to resume the highways that were blocked from the floods and landslide and expedite the reconstruction job of the demolished physical infrastructures.

A meeting of the Committee has also directed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Ministry to submit a format within ten days for necessary measures and preparedness to expedite the relief and rescue programs in case of floods and landslides.

The members of the Committee expressed dissatisfaction to the slow progress in relief material distribution in Sindhupalchowk, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and other districts due to ineffective government efforts despite billions of rupees were collected in the Prime Minister Natural Disaster Relief Fund.

The lawmakers also criticized the government efforts made to resume the Araniko Highway that was damaged by the Jure landslide and East-West Highway at Lalgadh after the collapse of Ratukhola Bridge saying that the efforts were slow and insufficient.

Furthermore, the lawmakers asked the officials to update the flood and landslide victims without any discrimination.

They have further suggested that the entire government mechanism should be mobilized in an integrated manner while carrying out the reconstruction and relief program.

During the meeting, the drew attention of the government to resume the disrupted Baitadi-Darchula road section, blacktop the Nawalpur-Malangawa road section, provide relief to the flood victims in Jhapa, clean the debris of flood in Mid Hill Highway to resume the vehicular movement.

Committee member Amrit Bohara, Agni Prasad Sapkota, Ganesh Pahadi, Karna Bahadur BK, Sitadevi Yadav and others suggested the government to bring the natural disaster relief management and land utilization act and policy as far as possible.

At the meeting, Director General of Department of Roads Devendra Karki presented the brief detail of damage of physical infrastructures due to floods and landslides in different parts of the country.

Committee Chairman Rabindra Adhikari presided over the meeting.

Meanwhile, the meeting of the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee has decided to summon the Prime Minister in its next meeting regarding the relief and reconstruction efforts carried out from the government.

Likewise, the meeting presided over by Committee Chairman Sherdhan Rai unanimously approved the report submitted a sub-committee on Committee´s term of reference, work procedures and schedule.

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