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2023 Aug 27, 9:41, Sindhupalchok

The Helambu Rural Municipality has requested assistance from the provincial government after the floods in Melamchi river caused more damage. Informing about the damage caused by the floods and landslides, Rural Municipality Chair Nima Galzen Sherpa requested the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning under the Bagmati Pradesh government for assistance.

Chair Sherpa expressed his displeasure that Melamchi Municipality, Helambu, Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality and others which are at high risk of disaster, have not been provided funds immediately.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet inspected the flood-hit areas of Sindhupalchok including Helambu and Melamchi on Saturday. Minister Basnet is an elected Member of Parliament from Constituency No. 2 of Sindhupalchok.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet directed the district administration office and concerned agencies to conduct immediate relief programs in the flood-affected areas. Minister Basnet said that Bagmati Province MP Krishna Kumar Tamang, Nepali Congress Sindhupalchok District Secretary Rameshraj Bhandari, Melamchi Deputy mayor Ramsharan Giri and other leaders have also been deployed for the relief and rescue of the residents of the flood-affected areas.

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