22 Gorkha villages proposed for resettlement

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The District Natural Disaster Rescue and Relief Committee, Gorkha has proposed resettling 22 villages around Barpak, the epicentre of the April 25 massive earthquake, to safer locations before the onset of monsoon.

Chief District Officer of Gorkha District, Uddhav Prasad Timilsina, who is also the coordinator of the District Natural Disaster Rescue and Relief Committee, said 100 houses at Kunje of Barpak VDC-2, 615 houses at Laprak, 200 houses at Singla of Gumda VDC, 100 houses at Lapsibot, 43 households at Yamgaon, and 20 houses at Thanti, 125 at Bhirkuna, 20 at Paintu and 80 at Khanigaon in Lapu VDC should be relocated. 

Similarly, the Committee urged shifting 55 houses at Dhorat and 150 houses at Shyamchet in Manbu VDC; 20 houses at Sano Philim and 15 at Debal in Sirdibas VDC; 30 houses at Patle Gaon of Simjung VDC; and 145 households at Shimbhu of Saurpani VDC. 

Likewise, 105 houses at Dhansira, 60 at Milim, 15 at Chisang and 36 at Banskot of Ghyachchok VDC; and 100 households at Khorla village in Uhiya VDC also need resettlement.

The National Emergency Operations Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs had written to the Committee to furnish information about the villages rendered vulnerabale for habitation by the April 25 earthquake. RSS


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