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PM directs Nepal Police to response to potential natural disasters


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2023 Aug 08, 15:28, Kathmandu

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the Nepal Police to remain highly alert to potential consequences of natural disasters during rains, enhancing the effectiveness of disaster preparedness mechanism.

In a meeting with Inspector General of Nepal Police, Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, today, the Prime Minister directed him for keeping the security system fully prepared for undertaking rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in an effective way whenever it is needed.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister was concerned of losses of lives and property caused by recent incidences of flooding and landslides in various parts of the country.

It is noted that monsoon-triggered floods and landslides in the last 24 hours at different parts of the country has resulted in considerable losses with flooding and inundation affecting the Kathmandu Valley.

It has been noted that heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours has resulted in considerable loss, with flooding and inundation affecting the Kathmandu Valley. Normal life in various districts has been affected while landslides block roadways at multiple locations.

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