May 18, 2015: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was ready incorporate with other parties to lead the national government, said Minister for Information and Communications, Dr Minendra Rijal.
Minister Dr Rijal who is also the Spokesperson of the government said that PM Koirala was very positive to make the formation of present national government so that democratic republic could be institutionalized at an interaction organized by the Reporters’ Club at Bhrikutimandap this morning.
He further added that PM was ready to lead the national government and it is positive that other political parties have also shown interest in forming national government following the disaster.
Mean while on a different note, he said that it is time to be united for the help of the earthquake survivors instead to doubt much and make negative comments only on government activities. He also mentioned that only tents would not be sufficient for shelter to a families with damaged houses so, the government was providing Rs 15,000 as immediate help to them.
At present some 1.2 million corrugated sheets were needed and those making shelter themselves could be provided grants and low-interest loans, according to Minister Dr Rijal.
Moreover, he said the government has fully recognized the role of the media that remained dauntless even during the disaster and kept on continuing service.He added that he had begun visiting media houses which received damages due to the earthquakes and a work plan would be framed for compensation after assessing damages.
Final decision on resettlement of the quake victims would be taken only after taking the views from affected ones, though discussion was held on using the camps of the former Maoist fighters and the Bhutanese refugees for the quake victims.