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2023 Jun 19, 16:59, Kathmandu

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the prompt recue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in disasters-hit areas are the top priorities of the government.

The Prime Minister who arrived Sankhuwasabha today to inspect areas hit by by recent floods and landslides said the authorities concerned had already swung into action for the management of people affected by the disasters. He was talking to media persons upon his arrival at Tumlingtar Airport.

During his visit, the Prime Minister pledged for restoring the damaged roadways and bridges, assuring of provisions for both temporary and permanent rehabilitation of the affected.

The Prime Minister arrived here on a helicopter along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha; Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Prakash Jwala; and Minister for Urban Development, Sita Gurung. Lawmakers Deepak Khadka, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, Basanta Nembang and Koshi Province Assembly member Rajendra Karki were also in the disasters inspection team.

 So far, the death of one has been confirmed while 21 people have gone missing in the incidences of floods and landslides occurred in the district with the rains since Saturday night.

 In Chainpur municipality-4, the flood damaged the under-construction Super Hewa Hydropower Project, resulting in the missing of 17 workers. Police said it has intensified a search operation for them. ----

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