PPress Statement Released by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Nepal

May 04, 2015

Press Statement

(4th 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. 36 different nations along with World Food Program (WFP), Red Cross Canada and Red Cross Finland   had sent different support and relief material through 210 flights which are being distributed to the victims in the affected areas.

 2 . Today, 33 helicopters (Nepal Army 9, Private 6, Indian Army 13 and ) are regularly involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 26 flew from Kathmandu and 7 from Pokhara to rescue and distribute support materials to different villages of Dhading, Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, Dolakha, sindhuli and Ramachap Districts. During this rescue process 180Nepalese injured people and 10 foreign injured people were rescued and total 52,670 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 85 people are rescued and total 35,000 kilograms of support materials were distributed

4. Today Nepal army Helicopter distributed different support materials to the victims of earthquake at Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Dhading districts with the help of aerial drop.

5. 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.

6. Today Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala went Chautara, Baradise, and Tatopani area of Sindhupalchok district for the inspection of the damage mad by the earthquake and distribution of support materials to the victims.

7. Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation assisted Prime Minister on this inspection.

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

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