Kathmandu, November 29
The government is going to mobilise security personnel to construct temporary shelters for Jajarkot earthquake victims.
Communications and Information Technology Minister and spokesperson for the Nepal government, Rekha Sharma confirmed that the decision to deploy security personnel to construct temporary shelters for Jajarkot earthquake victims has been taken in a meeting of the Council of Ministers held today.
“After identifying problems in the construction of temporary shelters, under the leadership of the Chief District Officer of the affected district, a District Security Committee has been formed for the construction of temporary shelters. In accordance with its recommendation, a decision has been made to mobilise the Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, and Nepal Police,” said Minister Sharma.
The Council of Ministers has also decided to increase the human resources based on the demand of the Chief District Officer whenever necessary. On November 3, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Jajarkot and West Rukum districts destroying the houses along with loss of life.
Moreover, the meeting has also decided to appoint Shweta Dawadi as the secretary of Nepal Engineering Service.