PM Deuba inspects flood-hit areas in eastern Tarai

Published On: August 14, 2017 03:45 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

 BIRATNAGAR, August 14: Half a dozen ministers including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have arrived at Biratnagar to take stock of flood-hit areas in the eastern Tarai region on Monday.

The team inspected the flood-hit districts including Saptari, Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa by chopper.

According to DIG Ramesh Kumar Bhattarai, in-charge of East Regional Police Office, Biratnagar, Prime Minister Deuba, Defense Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan, Home Minister Janardan Sharma, chiefs of security agencies, inspected the flood-affected eastern Tarai region by helicopter and landed at Eastern Division of Nepal Army, Itahari for information.

“We have briefed the ministers about the current status of floods, recue, and relief operations,” said DIG. Prime Minister Deuba has directed us to leave no stone unturned while carrying out rescue and relief operations.”

The high level team led by PM Deuba will inspect floods-affected areas of Jhapa and Morang districts after receiving updates from the NA Eastern Division before returning to Kathmandu.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar leading a team comprising Finance Minister Gyanendra Karki, Minister for Commerce Meen Kumar Bishwokarma will inspect the flood-hit areas by helicopter today itself.

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