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PM Oli to give one month salary to reconstruct Dharahara, urges public to fund

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday appealed the general people to contribute financially for the rebuilding of the iconic Dharahara announcing himself to contribute one month’s salary for the same.

The historic Dharahara was crumpled in the staggering April 25 earthquake, murdering more than 30 people.

The PM made the announcement amid a program sorted out by Nepal Tourism Board and Kathmandu Metropolitan City to confirm the commitment at higher political level towards rebuilding of historical sites.

“We want to reconstruct Dharahara, the image of our pride, by funds from Nepali people, as this will give the message of national unity. Thus, I appeal to all Nepalis at home and abroad to contribute funds for its restoration,” PM Oli said on the occasion.

At the function, the slogan “I will rebuild my Dharahara myself” was launched for mobilizing the general public to contribute to the reconstruction.

“We have decided to restore the monument through our own domestic resources rather than seeking any foreign aid as the tower is directly associated with our country’s history and identity.

Oli said that the government decided to reconstruct the monument through public contributions as that would not only result in the reconstruction starting immediately but also create a sense of ownership among the people.

Deputy Prime Ministers Kamal Thapa and Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, other Cabinet ministers and Chairperson of the UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal were also present at the programme.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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