9-member team to study quake situation

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 19, 2015-

The government on Tuesday formed a nine-member high-level task force comprising experts including geologists to take a complete account of the impact in the six most earthquake-affected districts.

The task force headed by Sarbajit Prasad Mahato, director general of the Department of Mines and Geology, with representatives from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal Geological Society and Icimod would be responsible to mobilise expert groups to visit the affected villages, analyse the impact of earthquake and make recommendations for the government to come up with measures concerning rehabilitation and resettlement of the affected families.

Study teams of geologists, seismologists and related experts will be formed to visit the worst-hit districts for the assessment of the damage and also the future risks of landslide, soil failure or surface deformation caused due to the earthquakes. The 7.9 jolt and its aftershocks devastated the country, particularly damaging poorly-constructed houses and killing people living in vulnerable areas. “The main objective is to assist the government in resettlement,” said Mahato.

Published: 20-05-2015 07:49

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