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Nepal Army to start reconstructing houses for tornado victims from May 4

ANI | Updated: Apr 29, 2019 23:21 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 29 (ANI): The Nepal Army will start reconstruction of houses for tornado-affected victims of Parsa and Bara districts starting from next month, Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel said on Monday.
The task of constructing the houses at 12 affected places of Bara and Parsa districts will begin from May 4 where 750 engineers would be deployed.
During a visit to the affected areas along with Nepal Army Chief Purna Chandra Thapa, Pokharel said that the work is being carried out as per the decision of the cabinet.
“Till today, the work of taking note of the condition on the ground was carried out. The work on the estimate of damages caused till now and ways to solve the issues is underway. The decision was made by the cabinet which ordered for the deployment of Nepal Army and it has revamped its efforts. Now it will soon start carrying out the work,” Pokharel, who is also Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister, told reporters here.
The Nepal Army has also asserted its readiness to carry out the task of reconstructing the houses as per the directives from the cabinet.
“The cabinet already has rectified the model of the houses to be reconstructed. The houses will have two rooms, a kitchen and a toilet. The modality of houses are made keeping in mind the environment here," Thapa said.
The calamity had struck last month and claimed the lives of 35 people.
The federal government has provided Rs 846.87 million to the Nepal Army for the construction of 1,453 houses in Bara and Parsa districts. (ANI)