Govt committed to support victims: PM

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Aug 18, 2014-

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday expressed his commitment for effective relief, rescue and rehabilitation operations to the victims of the recent natural disasters across various parts of the country.

Issuing a press statement, PM Koirala conveyed deep sorrow over the loss of life and property caused due to the floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rains across the country. “In this moment of grief, I am with all the Nepali people and will be there for them in the future as well,” he said, expressing condolences to the families of the deceased. He requested the concerned authorities to continue the relief, rescue and rehabilitation operations throughout the country.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, at least 98 people have been killed across the country since Thursday. A total of 11,584 houses were inundated by floods and 12,750 families were displaced.

The government authorities including Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been working together to help the victims in the disaster hit areas. The PM also mentioned that the government had directed authorities to effectively support the victims to prevent any injustice, delay and irregularities. Some 2,000 rescue workers have been deployed in the disaster affected areas. The government has set up a natural disaster rescue control room at the PM’s Secretariat, to speed up the relief and rehabilitation efforts. “I am willing to visit the disaster affected areas in order to speed up the activities of relief, rescue and rehabilitation,” he said.

The PM also appreciated the help of citizens, organisations, security personnel and political parties involved in the rescue, further requesting them to continue their support until the victims are rehabilitated.

Published: 19-08-2014 09:13

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