By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, Oct. 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to visit parts of eastern Nepal hit by floods and landslides Sunday to take stock of the situation and ensure relief measures are being taken. According to the Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Bhanu Deuba, Prime Minister Deuba and his Cabinet colleagues are set to visit disaster-affected districts.
The PM-led visiting team will comprise Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhushal, Minister of State for Health and Population Bhawani Prasad Khapung and Chief Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister Bhanu Deuba.
The team is scheduled to inspect the disaster-ravaged districts including Ilam, Panchhthar and Sunsari by a helicopter. According to Janak Raj Bhatta, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister, PM Deuba is scheduled to get information from the Chief District Officers of Panchthar and Ilam about the damage caused by the recent post-monsoon rain in the districts.
He is also scheduled to discuss the relief packages and assistance to be provided for the disaster-affected people and the programme to be taken in the coming days, said Bhatta. Similarly, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Pakali Barracks, Sunsari, where he would meet the Chief District Officer and receive information about the damage caused by small streams, originating from Koshi River and Chure area, he informed.
The PM-led team is scheduled to return to Kathmandu on Sunday evening after inspecting the disaster-hit areas and holding discussions with the flood-affected communities, political leaders and representatives of social organizations. The torrential post-monsoon rains that occurred recently across the country had adversely affected normal life in different parts of the country, including eastern Nepal.