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Rastriya Prajatantra Party demands proper relief package to Melamchi flood survivors

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KATHMANDU: AUGUST 7 – Rastriya Prajatantra Party has demanded proper relief assistance to the families of those killed and disappeared in the recent devastating Melamchi flood.

A delegation that also includes party chair Pashupati Shumser JB Rana reached the Prime Minister’s official residence Baluwatar today to call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

During the meeting, the delegation handed a memorandum to the Prime Minister, urging the government to come up with a relief package promptly from flood survivors in Panchpokhari rural municipality, Helambu rural municipality and the Melamchi municipality.

The memo demands alternative management of the damaged structures such as bridges, teachings institutions and power supply systems until the complete restorations take place. The party has also sought the rehabilitation of those displaced by the disaster in a safer area.

The government has also been urged to identify the cause of regular flooding in the district with the help of an expert team, recognize the vulnerable settlement and shift the potentially affected groups to a safer place. In response, the Prime Minister promised to ensure proper relief and management for the survivors. Party Chair stressed the need of implementing the river embankment project to protect the arable land from being eroded by the river.

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