At-risk settlements yet to be moved

Kavre, July 27

Hundreds of households prone to landslides in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake are yet to be shifted to safer places in Kavre, despite recommendations made by a geological study.

Earlier, following the earthquake, a government team had made a geological study of the settlements and recommended that 372 households in seven VDCs of the district be relocated in view of possible threat of landslides.

Of the households, 12 in Boldephediche-8 were found to be above a rock that had developed serious cracks and were recommended for immediate relocation. But long after the recommendation, the twelve households are still at the area.

The District Development Committee, and Planning Monitoring and Administrative Officer Dholakram Dhakal have attributed the delay to the fact that the engineers entrusted with the submission of the report on risky areas have failed to do so.

As per statistics, 32 households in Mahadevsthan, 10 in Chandeni, 64 in Pokhari Narayansthan, and 12 in Bodephediche are at risk of landslide.

Similarly, 104 households in Pokharichauri, 150 in Nagregagarche 1, 2 and 3 are also at risk.