According to The Rising Nepal Daily, three hydropower projects constructed at the Indrawati River and the Kabeli River along the border of Taplejung and Panchthar districts have been damaged by landslides resulting in a loss of over Rs. 2 billion.
About one hundred meters of pipelines have been completely damaged by the landslide. Intense monsoon floods continue to raise concerns about physical infrastructure damage.
On July 5th, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) held a discussion on Landslide Risk Assessment.
The activities, studies, and results of landslide risk assessment in Nepal so far, the inadequacies, the need for further studies, and directions were discussed with the active participation of officials and experts from relevant agencies.
Anil Pokharel, the executive head of the authority, informed that the meeting of the executive committee has formed a working group to prepare a multi-problem risk assessment method and action plan. Rajendra Sharma, Deputy Secretary of the Authority, stated that the dialogue was organized with the aim of identifying the gaps in scale, resolution, and objectives while assessing landslide risk.
The Authority has been repeatedly organizing ‘Disaster Dialogues’ to meaningfully discuss the issues of disaster risk among the stakeholders.