Motion tabled in House for relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction projects

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Motion tabled in House for relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction projects

May 9, 2015-

A common resolution motion was tabled in Parliament on Saturday that proposes government to take prompt and specific measures for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction targeting the people affected by the April 25 earthquake.  

The motion, according to leaders, is a policy document, and the government will soon unveil the detail action plan for prompt implementation. 

The motion states that the government will prepare detail action plan for relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation works. An all-party mechanism, formed at the central level, will be decentralised for implementation and monitoring of the action plan. 

A parliamentary oversight committee has also been proposed which will monitor and direct the works related to relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation.  Similarly, an advisory committee of leaders and experts will prepare plan and policy for reconstruction. 

The motion also states that immediate relief will be provided to the victims, but the exact amount has not been disclosed as the parties are still at odds over the issue. 

Free of cost treatment of injured people, temporary shelter, food and medicines until the management of permanent residence have also been proposed.

The motion also mentions that the government will take special care of the children, women and the elderly. 

As the monsoon season is approaching, there is a pressure on the government to supply relief and rehabilitate the earthquake victims, especially in remote areas. Though the motion states that there will be preparations to address this concern, it does not mention any details.

The 27-point motion aims to provide a message to the quake affected people that all parties in Parliament stand together to deal with the crisis triggered by earthquake.

Cross-party leaders said similar message will be reflected in the constitution drafting process as well.  

Some highlights

- A national campaign for relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation

- Government to form a detail action plan of phase-wise implementation of the plan

- Immediate relief to the people who lost their family members in the 

disaster

- Free of cost treatment to the injured

- Prompt management of temporary shelter, food, medicine, drinking water and security

- Preparations to combat possible outbreak of epidemic

- Rehabilitation centre for children, single women and the elderly 

- Issuing an identity cards to the earthquake victims

- Construction of the houses and providing house loans at minimum 

interest rate

- Alternative arrangements for the health, education, judiciary, security and administrative buildings

- Making preparations for the rainy season

- Transparent expenditure of relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation fund

- Diplomatic efforts to create fund for the reconstruction

- Expert Committee to make policy on disaster management

Published: 10-05-2015 08:56

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