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Private, public houses of flood-hit areas to be insured



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 16: The government has decided to provide insurance schemes to all the government and private properties located in areas that are at high risk of being affected by rain-induced disasters.

The meeting of the Disaster Management Executive Committee held under the leadership of the Home Minister at Singha Durbar on Wednesday took the decision to this effect.

Bednidhi Khanal, assistant spokesperson and secretary of the committee, said, "The committee has decided to provide insurance to the properties that are at high risk of flood and landslide."

Similarly, the meeting has also decided to amend rapid evaluation guidelines and implement the financial management strategies for disaster risk reduction. "We have decided to make the disaster defense plan more effective with a joint effort from all ministries," said Khanal.

He added that a discussion regarding the current situation in Melamchi, Manang, and other disaster-affected areas was also held in the meeting.

The committee has directed the Chief District Officer of Sindhupalchowk where Melamchi is located and all national security authorities to ensure the safety of the locals by using all their means in cooperation with the local levels.

"Similarly, a decision has been made to manage the 47 houses in Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality, which is at high risk of being hit by a huge boulder," he said.

Moreover, the Home Minister has already directed the authorities to provide relief materials in Manang.