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

May 06, 2015

Press Statement

(6th 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. Different Support and relief materials were collected from different nation, International organization and supporters which were sent through 14 flights at Tribhuvan international Airport.
  2. Today, 32 helicopters are involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 25 (Nepali Army 10, Indian Army 6, American Army 6 and Chinese People's Army 3)  flew from Kathmandu and 7 helicopters from Indian Army flew 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 36 Nepalese injured people and 2 foreign injured people were rescued and total 17,625 kilograms of support materials were distributed.
  3. 6 helicopters from private sectors were also involved in rescue activity to distribute medicine and take medical team to effected area. 
  4. Today Nepal army Helicopter distributed different support materials to the victims of earthquake at Kavrepalanchok, 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. Out of total 10 dead body drought to Tribhuvan International Airport, helicopter of Nepal Army brought 5 Nepalese, 10 Malaysian and on one unidentified dead body and private helicopter from Manang Air brought 3 dead body of German from Langtang area.
  7. Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation assisted Prime Minister on this inspection.
  8. Today Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala, Ex Prime Minister Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Ex- Deputy Prime Minister Mr. K.P Oli along with chief of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force of Nepal went Dhading Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok district for the inspection of the damage made by the earthquake and distribution of support materials to the victims.
  9. The distribution of support materials will continue in affected areas of Dhanding, Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Ramachhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga and Dolakha districts.
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