Home Minister at TIA to ensure prompt distribution of relief materials
Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma and Home Secretary Lok Dharshan Regmi Tuesday reached the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to ensure prompt management of the relief package distribution tasks for the flood victims.
According to the ministry, Home Minister Sharma and other senior government officials were engaged since Tuesday morning for the earliest distribution of the relief goods in various districts via air.
Ram Krishna Subedi, Home Ministry’s spokesperson and joint secretary, said minister Sharma took the initiative to go to the airport and manage the distribution of relief packages himself after concerns were raised by the flood and landslide victims, especially in Parsa and Rautahat districts
Six helicopters of the Nepal Army and seven from the private sector have been deployed for rescue and relief distribution works in 27 flood-hit districts, said Subedi.
“It is necessary to distribute and dispatch the collected relief goods in a proportionate way so that every victim in every district gets them,” Subedi said.
Home Minister Sharma was accompanied by Nepal Police chief Prakash Aryal, the Armed Police Force (APF) chief Singha Bahadur Shrestha, officers from the Nepal Army Aviation Directorate and officials from the private sector’s aviation offices.
Minister Sharma had on Sunday and Monday taken stock of the situation in the flood and landslide-affected districts in western and eastern Nepal.