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PM directs to repair bridges in disaster-hit districts


Nepalnews
2021 Aug 11, 0:12, Kathmandu
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his office in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Photo: RSS

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the government agencies to carry out rescue operations and relief distributions for the communities hit hard by the floods and landslides.

Addressing the seventh meeting of the National Council of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Tuesday, the PM directed the officials to immediately repair bailey bridges in Sindhupalchowk and Manang districts that suffered heavy losses in the recent monsoon flooding.

In case of time consumption for the operation of such bridges, the PM instructed to construct modular mechanic bridges from Nepali Army, Chief Executive Officer of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority and Member Secretary of the Council Anil Pokharel said.

Likewise, the PM directed to ensure coordination among all three layers of governments and security bodies in rescue and relief operation and foodstuff distribution tasks.

Pokharel said that measures to risk mitigation in Melamchi area were also discussed during the meeting.

Furthermore, the PM stressed for institutional strengthening of the Authority.

All the ministers, chief ministers of all seven provinces, vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission, chief secretary and chiefs of all security bodies joined the meeting through a virtual medium. 

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