Nepal Army seeks Rs 7 bln for natural disaster management
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Army has sought Rs 7 billion to enhance its natural disaster management capacity.
Rs 3 billion has already been released to the national army for natural disaster management from the regular budget.
According to the Nepal Army, the budget would help enhance its natural disaster management capacity by 43 per cent.
If the sought money was provided, the NA could immediately deal with any natural disaster, according to Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri. The Army Chief was speaking at the meeting of State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today.
The NA plans to spend the allocated budget in air, engineering, medical and land transportation.
It has been learned that the NA is planning to procure three helicopters to its fleet.
Meanwhile, the NA informed that it can deploy as many as 65,000 personnel for search and rescue operations in case of natural disasters like floods, landslides and earthquakes.