‘Funds will meet 50pc demand’

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 29, 2015-

 The Home Ministry has said the Rs7 billion released so far for quake-affected districts to purchase corrugated zinc sheets will meet the needs of 50 percent of the victims. The ministry had received Rs8 billion from the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund. Rameshwor Dangal, joint secretary at the Home Ministry, said the distribution of the funds to the victims has started in half dozen districts, including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Rasuwa and Dhading.

“It will start in Sindhupalchok and Kavre from Sunday,” he said. The government has decided to give Rs15,000 to purchase zinc sheets to each household whose houses have been damaged and are inhabitable. Dangal said the ministry is seeking an additional Rs5-6 billion.

Published: 30-05-2015 07:58

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