PM Oli meets quake survivors in Barpak

BARPAK, GORKHA: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli met quake survivors in Barpak to inquire about their situation on Thursday.

In his visit, PM Oli laid the foundation stone of a drinking water and sanitation project for the quake survivors here.

He said that the government would provide Rs 200,000 to the quake survivors as grant and a loan of Rs 1.5 million against collateral.

PM also expressed commitment to the  that an 'Earthquake Monument' would soon be constructed and the road stretching up to Barpak would be blacktopped within two years.

On the occasion, PM Oli also said that Barpak would be reconstructed as per the plan to develop it as an integrated settlement. The project is going to be constructed at a budget of Rs 30.5 million with the support of the Care Nepal.

For additional help PM Oli also promised to avail ambulance services to the quake survivors at the earliest.

PM Oli has now left towards Chhekampar in northern Gorkha to inquire about the condition of the quake survivors as well as roads leading up to Tibet.

Similarly, PM Oli is also scheduled to visit Karauja VDC in northern Gorkha after Chhekampar, said Chief District Officer, Uddav Timalsina.

गोरखाको बारपाकमा आज भूकम्प पीडितहरुका लागि खानेपानी आयोजनाको शिलन्यास गर्दै ।

— PM K.P. Sharma Oli (@PM_Nepal) December 17, 2015