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Nepal's disaster preparedness woefully inadequate
49 Sandhikharka families under landslide threat
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House panel tells govt to sign PDA on time
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Nepal's disaster preparedness woefully inadequate

OM ASTHA RAI
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nepal has put in place plenty of plans, strategies and mechanisms to deal with disasters in the last five years.
But, is Nepal now well-prepared to manage disasters?

The answer is a big NO. In the aftermath of the recent Sunkoshi landslide and other devastating floods, particularly in the plains of the midwestern region, it seems that Nepal´s disaster preparedness is almost non-existent. [More]

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