Settlement relocation in Kavre begins

KAVRE, July 17

The District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee, Kavre, has started to relocate human settlements that are vulnerable to landslides.

The committee started relocation of the settlements, which were at risk of landslips, in Pokharichauri and Boldephidiche VDCs of the district from on Friday. The committee, in association with Nepal Police, started to evacuate locals by constructing temporary shelters in safer places.

Each family of Pokharichauri has been provided with a tent by the government in association with Caritas Nepal and other non-governmental organisations, said Local Development Officer Chiranjibi Timsina. As many as 75 tents have been distributed among the victims in the VDC so far.

The committee is planning to construct zinc sheet structures for the vulnerable populations Boldephidiche VDC.

CIDRA Nepal and Rotary Club have supported the cause with 78 bundles of corrugated zinc sheets so far and have vowed to provide more. The committee is all set to evacuate the risky houses of the VDCs to nearby safer areas. It is said that the committee will evacuate the residents of rest of the VDCs of the district gradually.

According to Timsina, they are looking for safer areas for resettling the residents of Chandeni Mandan, whereas they are preparing to relocate the residents of Mahadevsthan VDC on the land that belongs to Melamchi Drinking Water Project. According to the rescue committee, as many as 523 families of Prithvi Narayansthan, Sisakhani, Chyamrangbeshi, Boldephidiche, Nagreggache, Pokharichauri and Shikhar Aambote VDCs are said

to be at the risk of landslides. All the families will be relocated in safer places, said LDO Timsina.