Wednesday Aug 17, 2022
Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Sindhupalchowk landslide survivors get temporary shelters

2021 Aug 09, 15:09, Sindhupalchowk
No. 26 Brigade Commander Bishnu Raut hands temporary shelters to landslide survivors of Lidi in Jugal Rural Municipality-2. As many as 31 families have been relocated to makeshift shelters in Manju Deurali community forest in the foothill of Jugal Mountain. Photo: RSS

As many as 31 families displaced by the landslide in Jugal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district have been provided with temporary shelters after one year.

Nishamai Tamang, a landslide survivor in Sindhupalchowk district, is visibly happy after receiving a new makeshift accommodation.

She has got a temporary shelter with a corrugated sheet roof after almost one year after she was displaced by a landslide at Lidi in Jugal Rural Municipality-2 in the district, on August 14, last year. She is relocated to Manju Deurali community forest in the foothill of Jugal Mountain in the buffer zone of the Langtang National Park.

This temporary shelter has given a sigh of relief to landslide survivor Tamang, who has however lost eight members of her family including her husband, sons, grandsons and granddaughters to the disaster.

The huts for the landslide survivors were constructed in one month with the help of the Nepali Army after construction entrepreneurs showed no interest in it despite the rural municipality having called for bids. The newly constructed huts were handed over to the victims on Sunday.

Beforehand, the disaster survivors had to go through hard times without their timely rehabilitation. They spent days and nights in tents through which rain would seep in often during monsoon and gusts of wind would send them soaring. The victims are still dependent on donors for their food although they have got accommodations.

It cost over Rs 7.8 million for the project except for labour donation by the NA. Of the total cost, various donor agencies provided over Rs 2 million and the rural municipality the remaining sums. Under the project, there are 31 huts for accommodation, seven toilets, a community health unit building, two buildings for bathing and a building housing canteen.

Handing the huts, brigade commander at 26 number brigade, Bhakundabensi Bishnu Raut said that the Army was lending a helping hand for the construction of temporary housing for flood victims in Helambu and Melamchi.

Of 209 houses in the rural municipality who were displaced by the landslip, some victims have been relocated to the rural municipality-1 near the community forest at Banskharka of Selang while others have been taking shelter in the village, said the rural municipality.

In the disaster, 29 houses were completely destroyed and five partially. 


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