Itahari, August 28:

Government authorities have chosen the sites for building permanent camps for Saptakoshi flood victims.

The district natural calamity relief committee said the camps could be built in 15 bigha of government-owned land east of Ramdhuni temple at Singiya VDC and in the open ground at Simariya.

A team has been given the task of conducting a feasibility study for the construction of permanent camps, local development officer Guru Subedi said. "The team will hand over its report to us within two days", Subedi said.

District-level shelter management sub-committee, food grains management sub-committee, planning and implementation sub-committee, water management sub-committee and education management sub-committee have been formed to facilitate the construction of the camps. LDO Subedi said nearly 10,000 Indian flood victims have been taking shelter in Nepal.

LDO Subedi said Indian flood victims are still arriving in Babiya, Narsingh, Laukahi and Bhokraha of Sunsari.

Meanwhile, people of Pakshim Kusaha received relief for the first time today.