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Home Minister Khand visits flood-affected areas in Sindhupalchowk

2021 Sep 04, 11:48, Kathmandu
Newly appointed Minister for Home Affairs Balkrishna Khand assumes his office in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Photo: RSS

Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand this morning inspected the flood-affected areas of Helambu and Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall on June 15 and 30 had caused extensive damage in the two locations.

A team led by Home Minister Khand inspected the Melamchi Bazaar of Melamchi Municipality and the surrounding areas and the Ganesh Bazaar area of Ward No. 2 of Helambu Rural Municipality.

On the occasion, the Home Minister directed the authorities concerned to reconstruct the damaged roads, bridges, houses, offices, and other structures and make proper management for the flood and landslide survivors. The team also inquired about the damage caused by floods and landslides in the area.

MP Sher Bahadur Tamang, former Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission Dr Bishwa Poudel, State Assembly members Yuvraj Dulal and Nima Lama, Home Secretary Teknarayan Pandey, Director General of Department of Roads Arjun Thapa, Deputy Director-General of Irrigation Department Pradip Thapa, Chief Executive Director of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority Anil Pokhrel and Chair of Helmu Rural Municipality Nima Galgen Sherpa were present on the occasion.

The visiting team made both on-site and aerial observations of the flood-affected area. 


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