KATHMANDU – Nepali Congress general secretaries Gagan Kumar Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma have left for Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim, the two districts in Karnali province hard hit by earthquake occurred in Jajarkot last Friday.
They will carry out the required monitoring of the loss of life and property in the two districts due to the tremor as well as facilitate in the relief distribution and rehabilitation works on behalf the party.
NC, the major ruling coalition partner, had formed the Central Monitoring and Management Facilitation Committee for necessary facilitation in the relief distribution and rehabilitation works following the disaster.
The two general secretaries who head the Committee are visiting the earthquake-affected areas in Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim today.
The party has mobilized the local party rank and file in rescue and relief works, announced an assistance of Rs 5 million and handed over the amount to the government’s disaster relief fund and suspended its public programmes throughout the country after the earthquake. Similarly, the party volunteers from several districts have reached the affected areas with relief assistance and the party has made arrangement for physicians and medicines under the coordination of the DDA the party’s well-wishing organisation.
The Nepali Congress has also called attention of the Prime Minister through a written memo the party’s opinion and suggestions, including the necessary works that have to be carried out immediately and in the long-term.
Chief Secretary at the Nepali Congress Party Office, Krishna Prasad Poudel said general secretaries Thapa and Sharma will remain in the earthquake-affected area for some days and focus their attention to seven major tasks that party has assigned to them, including identifying the reality of shortcomings seen in the relief distribution and drawing the attention of the bodies concerned towards the immediate and appropriate management of the same, and facilitating in the relief and rehabilitation works.