DPM Shrestha pledges to restore flood-hit Kagbeni with much priority

MYAGDI: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that the government has prioritised the rebuilding of flood-damaged Kagbeni settlement in Mustang.

During his inspection to the flood-ravaged Kagbeni settlement at Varagung Muktichhetrai Rural Municipality-4 in Mustang today, the Deputy Prime minister pledged to undertake the reconstruction efforts targeting the village with high priority.   The settlement experienced significant damages from the flooded Kaagkhola stream on August 13.

Moreover, according to the Minister, the government will seek ways to minimise risks from the water-induced depositions on the bank of Kaligandaki River.

He said that the matter about operating the Korola checkpoint along the Nepal-China border will be an agenda of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s upcoming visit to the northern neighbour.

In addition to this, the government is working on possibilities to ensure uninterrupted transport service along the Beni-Jomsom-Korola road. He also assured of convening the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure including roads, bridges, and drinking water, electricity and irrigation projects promptly.

On the occasion, the Minister had held discussions with the local government, administration and security bodies about the post-disaster situation at Kagbeni.

The flood damaged roadways, motorable bridge, monasteries, temples, community buildings, police posts, hotels and river embankments.

It has been learnt that Kagebeni incurred the loss over Rs one billion in the flooding.

Over 50 houses were significantly damaged by the flood, resulting in property losses exceeding Rs 520 million, according to the local government.

Among them, 29 were completely destroyed while 15 houses experienced partial damages during the flood that killed 24 animals. RSS




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