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Laprak people hail govt resettlement plan

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GORKHA — The earthquake-ravaged folks of Laprak who have been living in temporary camps after being displaced from their residences are happy with the government decision to give them Guptipakha.

People here have welcomed the government’s decision to develop well-managed and integrated settlement plan in Guptipakha, said Kisan Gurung, a local.

There is no bound of happiness among the Laprak locals when the earthquake survivors got land to build their permanent resident.

The old areas of Laprak now is insecure and precarious due to April 25 earthquake and landslide.

The lower land of the Laprak has seen big cracks owing to the landslide and earthquake.

The government has decided to provide Guptipakha stretching over 18.32 hectares of land to 627 earthquake-affected households of Laprak after nine months of the devastating disaster.

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World Bank to provide Rs 16 billion to 21 municipalities

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GALKOT- The World Bank is to invest tens of millions of rupees for the infrastructure development of Baglung Municipality.

Mayor of Baglung Municipality Janak Raj Poudel said that the WB is investing approximately Rs 16 billion in 21 municipalities throughout the country, including Baglung Municipality, through the Urban Administrative Capacity and Infrastructure Improvement Project II.

The Project organized a meeting some days back with mayors, deputy mayors, the chief administrative officers and engineers of the municipalities concerned and informed them about the local levels selected for the funding and the works to be carried out under the project.

According to mayor Poudel, four municipalities in Gandaki Province have been selected for the implementation of the project. These include Baglung Municipality in Baglung district, Vyas Municipality and Shukla Gandaki municipality in Tanahu district and Putalibazaar Municipality in Syangja district.

Poudel said each municipality will get between approximately Rs 700 million to Rs 800 million after the Project allocates the budget by preparing the indices.

The road taken as the ‘Ring Road’ of Baglung Municipality was constructed under the first phase of this Project. Mayor Poudel said that the municipality will spend the fund received from the Project in the ‘pride’ projects of the municipality.

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