Thursday 22nd September 2022

Jhyadi-Deurali road section up-gradation begins

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 21, The Jhyadi-Deurali road section as part of Chautara-Narayantar has gained pace. The road up-gradation was taken ahead to address the compulsion for the public to travel through 84-km from Chautara to Kathmandu for over a decade.

The up-gradation of Jhyadii-Deurali section under the Chautara (Sindhupalchowk)-Narayantar (Kathmandu) stretch began on Sunday. Bagmati State Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Rameswor Phuyal and Minister for Social Development Yubaraj Dulal jointly inaugurated the road up-gradation project.

The project contract was awarded to Pacific Engineering Company Pvt Ltd Kathmandu. According to the contract, the project would be completed within 13 October 2022. As shared the estimated cost of the project is Rs 467.34 million while the contracted amount is Rs 294.98 million. —

6.0 magnitude aftershock hits Sindhupalchowk

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 16, An aftershock measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale with its epicentre around Ramche in Sindhupalchowk was recorded. The National Seismological Centre said that the aftershock occurred at 5.19 this morning.

Centre’s earthquake expert Lokbijaya Adhikari told RSS that the current jolt was not a new one but an aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake (7.6 magnitude).

The early morning aftershock heavily rocked the areas around the federal capital Kathmandu. A huge number of people had rushed out screaming from homes in the areas including Lokanthali, Balkot and Thimi of Bhaktapur.

More than 550 aftershocks measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale had occurred so far following the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, the centre said.


New mother suffering from postpartum bleeding rescued by helicopter

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 14, A new mother suffering from postpartum bleeding has been rescued by a helicopter and taken to Kathmandu on the initiative of Helambu rural municipality.

Helambu rural municipality Chair Neema Gyaljen Sherpa shared that the new mother suffering from excessive bleeding after giving birth to a lifeless child at Helambu-7 based Ichowk birthing center at 2.30 pm on Saturday was airlifted to Kathmandu through a Manang Air helicopter.

The health condition of new mother, Pema Lama of Helambu-1, who is undergoing treatment at Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, is out of danger now as informed by rural municipality health section in-charge Gyanendra Sigdel.

Last week too, the rural municipality had rescued a new mother Furwa Dolma Lama of Hemalmbu-1 on its own expenses after the newborn saw respiratory complications.

Helambu Chair Sherpa said the local government is ever ready to work for the protection of its residents anytime. RSS

Sindhupalchowk landslide-update: one woman found dead

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 13, The body of a woman buried in the landslide that took place in Nagpuje in Ghumthang in ward no. 7 of Barhabise municipality last night has been found.

“I have been informed that a body has been recovered in Nagpuje,” said mayor of the municipality Nimfunjo Sherpa.

Likewise, a list has been made of 17 people of seven households missing, according to police inspector at the Area Police Office, Barhabise Nawaraj Neupane.

At least eight houses in Nagpuje and ten houses in Bhirkharka have been buried in the landslide.

778,000 families of Sindhupalchowk at new homes

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 8, As many as 77,966 families of Sindhupalchowk district who were rendered homeless due to the 25 April 2015 earthquake have so far shifted to new homes.

According to the District Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure), 88,123 beneficiaries were determined to entitle grants in the district after redressing the complaints of late.

The Gorkha Earthquake had devastated 78,337 houses in the district but over 12,500 families also got benefited from the grants due to government policy and its execution.

According to the district project implementation unit chief Prem Prasad Gautam, only 88,110 among the total beneficiaries-determined have signed Memorandum of Understanding for the reconstruction of houses. As many as 3,589 beneficiaries of the district have not yet constructed the houses despite having MOU signed.

It may be noted that 3,573 people had lost their lives to the mega earthquake in Siindhupalchowk district alone while 95 percent of the total houses were completely damaged.

Almost all private houses, public buildings, educational institutions and other physical structures turned into pieces in the disaster.