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

May 07, 2015

Press Statement

(7th 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 7 flights at Tribhuvan international Airport.
  2. Today, 31 helicopters are involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 24 (Nepali Army 10, Indian Army 6, American Army 6 and Chinese People's Army 2)  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, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha, sindhuli and Ramachap Districts. During this rescue process 60 Nepalese injured people and 1 foreign injured people were rescued and total 27,840 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. During this process 4 French citizen and 20 Nepalese were rescued.
  4. Today, helicopter from Nepal army and Private sector distributed different support materials to the victims of earthquake at different areas Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Dhading districts along with Manaslu and Lukla area with the help of aerial drop.
  5. Tribhuvan International Airport is operating regularly from today after the busy schedule since 26th April 2015.
  6. Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation assisted Prime Minister on this inspection.
  7. Helicopter from Indian Army Force and Army Aviation distributed Support materials and rescued the victims from Pokhara.
  8. 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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