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Province 2 govt to construct houses in storm-hit areas

A team of Nepali Army removing debris in Pheta Rural Municipality, Bara, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Photo: THT

Bara, April 2

Province 2 government is planning to construct a house with three rooms including toilet for each victim of the storm that struck Bara and Parsa districts.

Aatish Mishra, the press coordinator of Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut, said that around 3,000 households in the districts had been adversely affected due to the storm. “The province government is planning to reconstruct damaged houses,” he added. Mishra informed that the government would take a decision to construct houses with three rooms, including a toilet soon.

He further added that the ministers and the secretaries of the province government had visited the storm affected areas. “The province government will make the decision to reconstruct the houses in the affected areas public within two days,” he informed.

Mishra said various organisations and donor agencies have been distributing relief materials to storm-hit areas.

Mishra said that the government had already decided to provide Rs three lakh to each family of the deceased and distribution of the amount would start soon after completion of some procedures. “The province government has been preparing to send expenses for treatment of the injured to the accounts of hospitals where they are receiving treatment,” he said. Mishra further added that the treatment of the injured would not be compromised.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Rajesh Poudel said a security team from three security departments has been deployed to the affected areas. “The security team is clearing the rubble and managing tents for temporary settlements,” he informed.

CDO Poudel said that Rs one lakh each would be distributed to each family of the deceased from the District Disaster Management Committee. “We will provide the amount after completing some procedures,” he informed.


A version of this article appears in print on April 03, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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