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Quake survivors would be ensured safe shelter before rainstorm: PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that all the quake survivors would be ensured safe shelters before rainstorm, and gradually be moved to the individual houses.

In a weekly TV program, PM Oli, on Saturday said the government was aware on not letting anyone misusing the money during the reconstruction campaign adding reconstruction campaign would begin together in all earthquake-hit districts together.

He said Rs 200,000 was being provided to the people in all tremor hit districts as the first installment for the construction of houses, while Rs 300,000 against group guarantee if the first lot does not suffice.

According to him, only one third of the assistance committed by the donors was received by the government.

He however suggested all to devote to the reconstruction drive with the slogan: We make houses ourselves. However, the government would provide the technical assistance for this, the PM added.

“Happy people and prosperous Nepal is my resolution,” the PM underscored.

The entire nation needs to be taken to the earthquake- resistant structure. Though nation building in the present situation seems tougher and challenging, it will be taken ahead in a systematic way with the creation of opportunity in the hydropower, industry, tourism and transport sectors, the Prime Minister said in response to queries put forth by six persons from email, telephone, Facebook and video chat.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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