MELAMCHI, September 4: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand this morning inspected the flood-affected areas of Helambu and Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains on June 15 and 30 had caused extensive damage in the two locations.
KATHMANDU, August 28: The Upper Marsyangdi ‘A’ Hydropower Project, which is capable of generating 50 MW of electricity, has been inoperative for the past two and a half months, following the damage to the infrastructure caused by floods and landslides in the region.
KATHMANDU, August 22: Incessant rain in Sindhupalchowk district has put 34 homes in Melamchi Municipality-8 at the risk of landslides. The ongoing risk of landslides has put human settlements in the region at risk.
MANANG, August 21: A new track is being constructed to connect Chame to Upper Manang as the roadway connecting Lower Manang to Upper Manang district remains disrupted due to landslides and floods of May 28 and June 15.
POKHARA, August 14: The construction company that worked on the Siltation Dam for the conservation of Fewa Lake in Pokhara has announced plans to repair the infrastructure that was damaged a month ago. There was widespread criticism surrounding the construction company after the dam was destroyed over a month ago due to heavy rainfall and floods in the region.
KATHMANDU, August 13: Floods started from the influence of Pemdang Stream and Melamchi Stream following the incessant rains on June 15 got blocked at one point of the Melamchi River and it turned more violent as it got mixed with landslide deposition, causing further river erosion. As a result, the Melamchi Bazaar and adjoining settlement suffered a significant loss, according to senior divisional geologist Baskota.
RASUWA, August 13: The landslide that occurred in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 on Friday morning has severely affected four houses in the area while seven others have sustained minor damages. Also, two people have been injured by the natural disaster.
Sindhupalchowk, August 11: Melamchi Municipality has brought in five machines to take the Melamchi and Indrawati rivers back to their original courses. According to Mayor Dambar Aryal, the work to change the rivers’ courses will be completed in 10 days if everything goes as planned.
KATHMANDU, August 8: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his dissatisfaction over the government’s failure to accelerate the work for providing relief supplies to flood and landslide victims of Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk.
KATHMANDU, August 8: Manang has been disconnected from the outside world after natural disasters in the region destroyed all the roadways connecting the Himalayan district. Although preparations are currently underway to connect the region via roadway by Dashain, the task will not be easy, according to the local administration.
MANANG, August 7: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal reached Manang today to observe the damage caused by floods and landslides in the region.
KATHMANDU, June 21: At least 20 people died due to monsoon-triggered incidents including floods, landslides and inundation across the country in the past nine days. They include 13 males, four females, three boys and a girl.
KATHMANDU, June 17: The floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall have caused physical damage of around Rs 3 billion. It is estimated that the under construction 44 MW Super Madi Hydropower Project in Madi of Kaski alone has caused a loss of over Rs 1 billion.
KATHMANDU, July 16: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Monday deferred the House meeting for over a week, drawing criticism from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) as well as the ruling party lawmakers representing the areas affected by floods and landslides.