Government to come up with special package for natural disaster survivors

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KATHMANDU — The government is to come up with a special package targeting survivors of natural disasters (landslides and floods) that hit different parts of the country recently.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers took place at the Office of Prime Ministers and Council Ministers at Singhadurbar Monday decided to bring a special package for the relief of those affected by recent incidents of natural disaster particularly in the Terai region. The Ministry of Finance will unveil the special package as soon as possible, said Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki while talking to media after the meeting,

Likewise, the meeting has formed a talks team to negotiate with the Asian Development Bank on an agreement on receiving 100 million dollar loan assistance for the implementation of the proposed Rural Connectivity Improvement Project .

Giving information about the meeting decision to media, Minister Karki said the proposed project is capable of ensuring market access to agro products by upgrading 388 kilometres of rural roadways in 16 districts.

Likewise, the meeting has appointed Binod KC as the Defence Secretary. RSS