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

May 06, 2015

Press Statement

(5th 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. 38 different nations along with World Food Program (WFP), Red Cross Canada and Red Cross Finland   had sent different support and relief material through 236 flights which are being distributed to the victims in the affected areas.
  2.  Today, 33 helicopters (Nepal Army 10, Private 2, Indian Army 13 and American Army 5 ) are regularly involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 23 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 35 Nepalese injured people and 26 foreign injured people were rescued and total 255,300 kilograms of support materials were distributed.
  3.  Among 7 helicopters working operating at rescue activity by private sectors only 2 helicopters are operating from today. Private helicopters involved in rescue activity rescued total 5,522 victims and distributed 75,670 kilograms of support material to the victims till 4th May 2015.
  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 was opened 24 hours for the smooth management of rescue flight and commercial flight and from today considering the flow of flight Tribhuvan International Airport will operate regularly on 3 shifts (18 Hours).
  6.  Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has announced that prior permission is required to fly  Drone in Nepalese sky.
  7.  Today Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala went Barprak and Laprak area of Gorkha district for the inspection of the damage made by the earthquake and distribution of support materials to the victims.
  8.  Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation assisted Prime Minister on this inspection.
  9.  The distribution of support materials will continue in effective way in coming days.
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