Rehabilitate victims at the earliest: PM

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 30, 2015-

While the displaced people from the quake-hit districts are pouring into Kathmandu, the government has directed the authorities to rehabilitate those taking refuge at various place in the Capital.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala directed the authorities on Friday to make arrangements for the victims living in the Valley to settle in their respective districts at the earliest.

Koirala, during a meeting with line ministers and top bureaucrats, said the government should expedite efforts to rehabilitate people living in makeshift shelters in open spaces across the Valley before monsoon starts.

Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, however, said rehabilitation works will start only after geologists present a detailed damage assessment report of the affected districts. “We have assigned expert teams to identify safer places in the districts for resettlement,” he said.

Senior officials said their first priority will be to resettle the displaced in their own localities. They would be relocated to other districts only if safe places are not available in their district of residence. Also mooted is the option of relocating the displaced people to camps set up for former Maoist combatants in Chitwan and Jhapa districts if other possibilities are limited.

Published: 31-05-2015 07:14

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