Prime Minister Deuba directs to connect Bailey Bridge immediately in the flood-affected areas

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed the concerned agencies to provide relief, rescue and food to the flood and landslide victims.

At the seventh meeting of the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Tuesday, he directed to operate the Bailey Bridge immediately in place of the bridges washed away by the floods in Sindhupalchowk, Manang and other districts.

Anil Pokharel, chief executive officer of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority and member secretary of the council, said that he has also instructed to make arrangements for the construction of modular mechanical bridges through the Nepal Army in case it takes time to operate such bridges.

The meeting reviewed the situation caused by the floods and natural calamities and directed to make arrangements for relief, rescue and food distribution in coordination with all three levels of government and all security agencies in the remaining monsoon.

According to Member Secretary Pokharel, discussions were also held on finding a solution to the damage caused by the landslide in the Melamchi region using all the knowledge and skills available in the world. He informed that Prime Minister Deuba has also directed to conduct O&M survey for institutional strengthening to empower the NEA and hand over the disaster fund currently being operated by the Home Ministry to the NEA for immediate work on disaster risk.

The meeting of the council, chaired by Prime Minister Deuba, was attended by all the ministers, the chief secretary, the vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission and the heads of the four security agencies.