Govt to send team to Melamchi to conduct geological survey

Published On: August 3, 2021 04:29 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The government will be sending a team to Melamchi for a comprehensive geological survey of the area.

Melamchi is at high risk of landslides and mudslides, as the monsoon is active throughout the country.

Earlier, a government team was in Melamchi for the preliminary study of the area. It is scheduled to set out for Melamchi tomorrow again for the comprehensive survey, it is said.

According to director general of the Department of Mines and Geology, Ram Prasad Ghimire, the five-member squad comprises three from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority and two from the Department.

It is led by the Department's senior divisional geologist.

Melamchi Bazaar was hit by the June 15 devastating flood from the River and it reported a major flood a few days back as well. 


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