PM assures Rs 10 mln support to Sankranti Bazaar fire victims

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has declared to provide Rs 10 million support for resettlement of the fire victims in Sankranti Bazaar of Terhathum district.

PM Dahal made the announcement on Tuesday while he was on an inspection visit to Sankranti Bazaar, where dozens of houses were destroyed by the fire on December 16 last year.

PM Dahal further said that other services including fire brigade, drinking water project, soft loan and ambulance would be provided in the district.

The CPN Maoist Centre Chairman made it clear that though being small, Sankranti Bazaar had a  historical importance and the government had put its reconstruction in priority.

Saying he was confident that the present political stalemate would be solved through talks, Dahal also said that they would soon go forward on the path of the Constitution amendment after ending the obstruction.

Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula, CPN-UML leader Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and PM’s chief personal assistant Jokh Bahadur Mahara among others were in the team of inspection with PM Dahal.