Print Edition - 2015-06-02 | Earthquake Relief
Pokhara sends relief to 14 districts
Jun 1, 2015-
Relief material worth Rs250 million has been collected and sent to the earthquake-affected districts from Pokhara, estimates by the government agencies show.
A majority of these goods have been dispatched to Gorkha, the epicentre of the Great Earthquake on April 25.
According to Ramji Koirala, spokesperson of the Regional Administration Office, 265 tonnes of the relief materials were airlifted by helicopters. He said that among the relief materials collected from some 400 organisations and individuals, they have sent 10 tonnes of water to Kathmandu and an additional 10 tonnes of materials to Lamjung and Dhading via helicopters.
Krishna Raut, the Chief District Officer of Kaski, said 300 trucks of goods were also dispatched to various affected zones. The data from the office shows that 257,781 kg worth of consumable goods have been sent to the affected people. Many people have also provided temporary shelter to the injured who had to come for their periodic follow-ups in the hospitals.
The materials included tarpaulin sheets, clothes, blankets and mattresses, among others.
Pokhara did not incur any serious damage from the earthquakes, which have caused widespread devastation in 14 districts of the country.
The Kaski Red Cross Society said that over Rs 3.2 million has been donated by the people. “The way that the people have extended their support has been really encouraging,” said the vice-chairman of the Red Cross, Dol Raj Pandey.
Published: 02-06-2015 07:36