Environment committee consults to lessen natural disaster risk

Published On: July 14, 2016 02:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 14: The meeting of the Environment Conservation Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today discussed with the concerned authority about the possible risk of explosion of glacial lakes and the measures to be implemented to lessen the risk. 

As many as six glacial lakes including Tsho Rolpa and Imja are in the risk of possible explosion, said Top Bahadur Khatri chief of Community Based Floods and Glacial Lake Explosion Risk Reduction Project. 

He shared that prior information, alarm mechanisms such as sirens were installed in different places and settlements at Chaurikharka, Khumjung and Namche of Solukhumbu and Tarai districts including Mahottari, Saptari, Siraha and Udaypur which might be affected with the explosion of the Tsho Ropla Glacial Lake. 

In the meeting, lawmakers, Ganesh Bimali, Dr Duman Singh Thapa, Kamala BK, Hari Parasd Upreti, Hari Rajbanshi, Rajaram Syangtan, Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, among others had suggested to implement risk lessening measures. RSS 

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