Press Statement Released By Ministry Of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation

May 03, 2015


Press Statement

(1st 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 129 flights which are being distributed to the victims in the affected areas.

 2. Today, 29 helicopters ( Nepal Army 8, Private 7 and Indian Army 14) are regularly involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 20 flew from Kathmandu and 8 from Pokhara to rescue and distribute support materials to different villages of Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Ramachap. During this rescue process 417 Nepalese injured people and 83 foreign injured people were rescued and total 43,690 kilograms of support materials were distributed.

 3. On 26th April 2015, 6 more helicopters from private sector were flown to rescue targeting foreign victims and till today 1705 people are rescued.

 4. 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.

  5. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala went to Emergency Control Center (ECC) and Relief Material Warehouse for inspection. He was accompanied by Hon'ble Irrigation Minister N.P. Saud and Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation for inspection.

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


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