Press Statement released by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

May 03, 2015

Press Statement

( 2nd May 2015)


This press statement is released by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to provide information on the rescue and relief management activities conducted in coordination with Emergency Control Center of Tribhuvan International Airport.


  1. 35 different nations had sent different support and relief material through 151 flights which are being distributed to the victims in the affected areas.


  1. Today, 28 helicopters (Nepal Army 9, Private 6 and Indian Army 13) are regularly involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters 21 flew from Kathmandu and 7 from Pokhara to rescue and distribute support materials to different villages of Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Ramachap and Lukla and Thame area of Solukhumbu. During this rescue operation, 152 Nepalese injured people and 8 foreign injured people were rescued and total 45,890 kilograms of support material were distributed.


  1. On 2nd May 2015, 6 more helicopters from private sector were flown to rescue targeting foreign victims and till today 495 people (335 Nepalese and 160 Foreign) were rescued.


  1. Because of the parking capacity of Tribhuvan international Airport, it is opened 24 hours for the smooth management of rescue flight and commercial flight. In order to facilitate incoming of support materials, rescue flight is operated in the night time and commercial flight is operated in the day time.


  1. The distribution of support materials will continue in effective way in coming days.
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