•      Fri Apr 12 2024
Logo

Parliamentarians press for expediting post-quake reconstruction process



File photo

Kathmandu, Feb 26: National Assembly (NA) members have demanded earliest acceleration of post-quake reconstruction works in the quake-affected districts.

It may be noted that an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude severely hit Jajarkot and its adjacent districts on November 3 last year leaving scores of causalities and fatalities and taking a heavy toll on physical properties.

In today’s meeting of the NA, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s parliamentarian Maya Prasad Sharma called for taking forward reconstruction process in the districts, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Salyan, Doti and Bajhang at the earliest possible.

Shedding light on the damages occurred in communication sector due to quake, Sharma said, “It is necessary to technically study the geography of the quake-hit areas. The geography of the affected areas has been eroded, fissures have developed in the land and thus it is necessary to study whether those places are suitable to habitat or not,” he argued.

Similarly, CPN (UML)’s Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa emphasized on the development of road, health and education sectors among others to develop Chitwan as a tourist area.

“To develop religious tourism in Chitwan, areas such as Damodar kunda (origin of Narayani river), Muktinah Gosaikunda, Trishuli to Golaghat and Trivenidham should be protected and promoted as major religious spots,” she opined.

Similarly, Nepali Congress’s Rameshjung Rayamajhi voiced that the parliamentarians elected by people to fulfill their commitments and promises made to the people during the election.

He demanded that usury victims’ problems be addressed, federal law be framed at the earliest and upcoming budget be pro-public rather than being in favor of political parties or leaders.

Likewise, Singha Bahadur Bishwakarma highlighted the need for formulating laws to implement the rights enshrined in the Constitution for Dalit communities.

Other parliamentarians drawing the attention of the government on good-governance related issues were Narayan Prasad Dahal, Indu Kadariya, Shekhar Kumar Singh, Narpati Luhar and Deepa Gurung among others. #Nepal