Rehabilitation of Koshi victims on the cards

Itahari, September 6:

The district administration has been working on a war footing to rehabilitate flood victims. It said the preparation to rehabilitate the flood victims is nearing completion.

Chief District Officer of Sunsari Durga Bhandary said the flood victims will be resettled in three places -- on the premises of Jhumka-based regional prison premises, on the ground near the Laukahi Customs and on the premises of the Simariya-based Crystal Industry.

The chief district officer said 8,000 displaced persons would be resettled in Jhumka within 1 or 2 days. Laukahi and Simariya will also accommodate the same number of flood victims.

Authorities are busy building infrastructure on the regional prison premises. Work is in progress in Laukahi also.

CDO Bhandary said construction of infrastructure would be completed in Simariya soon.

At least 28,000 Koshi flood victims have been taking shelter in temporary camps set up in Sunsari.