NRA spends Rs 101 billion in post-earthquake reconstruction this year

April 06, 2018

The Himalayan Times, April 06, 2018

KATHMANDU: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has spent Rs 101.62 billion in post-earthquake reconstruction as of the Nepali month of Falgun (February 13 to March 14) this year.

This amount has been utilised in the construction of shelters for the earthquake victims, school buildings and heritages in 14 hardest-hit and 18 moderately-hit districts of the country.

Chief Executive Officer of NRA, Yubaraj Bhusal said that around 113,000 houses have been constructed and 384 houses are in the process of construction in these 32 districts. He said the NRA has not been able to provide Rs 300,000 to the earthquake affected people due to the shortage of fund.

3,000 out of the 7,553 schools which were damaged by the April 2015 earthquake have been reconstructed while reconstruction of 1,700 school buildings is in progress.

Likewise, 100 out of the 753 cultural heritage structures damaged in the earthquake have been reconstructed.