Army briefs PM on relief work

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Aug 27, 2014-

Nepal Army has claimed substantive progress in opening an alternative route in Sindupalchowk district that links Nepal with China, an important trade route between the two countries. A massive landslide on August 2 had damaged portions of the Araniko Highway that has cut off linkage with China.

In a briefing about the ongoing relief, rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Sindhupalchok to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Wednesday, the army said an alternative route shall be opened in 15 days.

Responding to the presentation made by Directorate General of Military Operation Gen Victor Sumsher Rana, Koirala instructed the NA to complete the renovation of damaged roads and urged to complete rehabilitation before Dashain.

The army also appraised the situation of  Mid-west, particularly in Surkhet, Banke and Bardiya districts following the massive landslide and flood, and provided details on necessary requirements for reconstruction and rehabilitation in the areas.

During the meet, the PM also asked the NA to come up with immediate, short term and long term plans to mitigate the natural disaster.

Published: 28-08-2014 09:17

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