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Victims of earthquake get ID cards

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Diktel Municipality officer Narayan Dhakal handing over ID card to an earthquake victim along with  relief amount to build shelter at a programme organised in the municipality office, in Khotang, on Sunday. Photo: THT

Diktel Municipality officer Narayan Dhakal handing over ID card to an earthquake victim along with
relief amount to build shelter at a programme organised in the municipality office, in Khotang, on Sunday. Photo: THT

KHOTANG, July 19

Distribution of identity cards for earthquake victims began in Khotang on sunday.

As many as 111 tremor victims at ward no 10, 11, and 12 of Diktel Municipality received the ID cards along with immediate relief fund for construction of temporary settlements.

Narayan Dhakal, executive officer of Diktel Municipality, said they had distributed ID cards and relief fund to victims whose houses were completely destroyed in the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

According to a municipality source, the ID cards and relief fund were distributed to victims under Temporary House Construction Programme.

Dhakal informed that the municipality had offered ID cards and relief amount to 41, 35, and 35 victims of wards 10, 11, and 12 of the municipality respectively. The municipality plans to gradually distribute items in other wards soon.

Indira Thapa of Diktel said that she would build a temporary house with the relief amount. “We have been living under makeshift tents. The fund will help us build temporary shelters,” she said.

A total of Rs 1.66 million relief amount will be distributed to as many as 452 houses of the municipality.  The municipality said that a monitoring team would be deployed to inspect if the victims build temporary houses with the fund.


A version of this article appears in print on July 20, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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