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Nepal Government urged to assess disaster risk on time

File: (Melamchi’s Samata Shiksha Niketan Talamarang’s Terse Secondary School at risk. Sindhupalchowk, June 18, 2021. Photo: Devraj Subedi, RSS)

KATHMANDU:- Lawmakers speaking at a special hour of the Legislature-Parliament today drew the government’s attention towards making timely intervention to mitigate the risk of natural disasters.
Girirajmani Pokhrel of the ruling partner CPN (Maoist Center) urged the government to take measures on time to prevent the potential risk of the disasters.
“Exploitation of underground water in the Chure region has posed a grave threat to its existence,” he said, seeking the government’s attention towards that end. According to him, rising existence threat in the Chure has put the Tarai region at risk.
“The situation will be disastrous in the next ten years if the Chure’s risk is not assessed on time,” he said. Presenting a 10-point suggestion about the minimization of the risk for the government, he advised the government the government to come up with a ‘go green campaign’ in coordination with other bodies.
He took time to urge the government to pay attention for the rehabilitation of the flood survivors in Manang and Melamchi district. He was of the opinion of making settlement on coastal areas resilient to disaster.
Saying the flood in Rapti river has made heavy destruction, lawmaker Maheshwor Jung Gahatraj, demanded the government to pay attention in embankment construction.
Similarly, Pradeep Giri of the Nepali Congress drew government’s attention to administer vaccine against COVID-19 to all citizens, urging the government to give priority to resolve problems including monsoon-induced disaster facing by citizens daily.
Giri suggested the leaders not to rejoice in the decision of the Supreme Court.
He urged increasing the local government’s role in efforts for controlling COVID-19 as it has been found that they have crucial role in this.
Rangamati Shahi called on the government to take effective measures for stemming the pandemic.
CPN (UML)’s Krishna Bhakta Pokharel demanded that the government should urgently address the problem of the landless squatters.
Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav of Janata Samajbadi Party stressed on the need of systematic treatment of the coronavirus infected people.
Renuka Gurung urged the government to take initiatives for the prevention and control of the COVID-9 pandemic.
Prem Suwal of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party demanded that the government should make the health services and education free, and to ensure COVID vaccines to all citizens at the earliest.

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