Nepal is in condition of gravely shocked at the moment. Due to the devastating earthquake of the April 25, 2015 and immediately followed by similar tremors of April 26 and May 12 took an unimaginable loss of lives and destruction of physical infrastructures. Almost nine thousand peoples including foreigner tourists died and 23000 have been injured. According to official source of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal Government, 503734 public houses are fully damaged and 275231 houses have been partially damaged, consequently resulting more than 2.5 millions peoples homeless. Similarly hundreds of cultural heritages, schools, colleges, hospitals and govt office buildings have been collapsed. The estimated loss of nation’s economy is 1000 billion.
In this sorrowful hour of national tragedy, we express sincere thanks to WFTU and our fraternal friends for the kind support and solidarity.
Our nation is right now fully dedicated to overcome from this unexpected disastrous situation and before the monsoon starting, we are paying full attention in rehabilitation and reconstruction work for the earthquake victims. For this, the CPNUML has declared 1 month national volunteer mobilization campaign from May 24, 2015 to June 23, 2015. Under this campaign, CONEP has mobilized more than 400 cadres in under the leaderships of Pres. Com. Biswanath Pyakurel, 1st Vice President /WPCM Com. Premal Kumar Khanal and General Secretary Cde. Shiva Kumar Adhikari to build temporary houses for homeless earthquake victims. Till May 31st 2015, 91 highly risky and cracked houses by earthquake have been demolished. Likewise 15 temporary cottages have been built and handed over to the poor families. The mission of Volunteer works will be continuous till June 23, 2015.
By Shiva Kumar Adhikari
General Secretary, CONEP Nepal