Nepal govt expects cooperation from media, social organisations to tackle crisis

Nepal govt expects cooperation from media, social organisations to tackle crisis

KATHMANDU - The government has appealed everyone not to disseminate information that lowers the morale of people working continuously for the rescue and rehabilitation of the deadly earthquake victims.

The Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, in a press note on Wednesday, said it highly evaluates the activeness of media persons risking own life in this adverse situation and their contribution to making the people informed about the recent situation and has expected fact-based presentation of the situation from media.

Support and co-operation from civil society, people, social organisations and media is a must to face the crisis after the deadly natural disaster, the statement stressed.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry has handed 200 metric tonnes of biscuits and 76 thousand cartoons of noodles to the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies for the distribution to the disaster victims.

The government has informed about the legal provision that permission should be taken from the from the respective District Administration Office, and Nepali Embassy or Consulate Office (in case of foreign countries) before opening back account for the collection of relief assistance for the disaster victims and called on one and all not to violate the provision.

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has instituted a Journalist Assistance Fund of Rs 115,555 (S$1500) for assisting disaster-hit journalists and has urged the interested organisations and people to contribute to it.

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