82 community residences under construction in 14 quake-hit districts

Laprak-gorkhaKathmandu / June 17: As many as 82 community residences are being built in 14 districts hit worst by the Gorkha Earthquake to bring the quake-survivors under the roof at the earliest.

The Central Level Project Implementation Unit under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is undertaking the construction of 46 such residences while the Nepal Army (NA) is building 36, according to Dr Bhisma Kumar Bhusal, Joint Spokesperson at the National Reconstruction Authority.

Process to call for a tender for the construction of additional four community residences is underway, Dr Bhusal added.

A total of seven community residences are being built in Dhading district whereas six in Rasuwa.

Similarly, Kavrepalanchowk will have the highest number of such residences, standing at 13. Eight residences are being built in Sindhupalchowk, six in Ramechap, 10 in Makawanpur, seven in Okhaldhunga.

Likewise, five community residences will be built in each district- Dolakha, Gorkha and Sindhuli.

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the country on 25 April 2015 with its epicenter at Barpark VDC, Gorkha district.

The constriction of the community residences have been taking place as per the demand and decision of the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee. As the monsoon has already entered the country, the construction of buildings has been expedited for its timely completion. Such building will be brought to use for other community use later on, shared Dr Bhusal. RSS

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