NRA’s three-year progress report made public

Nepal Reconstruction AuthorityKathmandu / Dec 25: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) – government body formed to look after post-quake recovery – made public the progress report carried out in the sector of reconstruction and rehabilitation in a span of three years.

During a press conference organised in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the NRA also unveiled the plans for the next two years.

The NRA said that there has been 77 percent progress in the reconstruction of private housing, out of which the rebuilding of 45 percent houses have already been completed while 32 percent houses are currently under construction.

The NRA has signed the government’s private housing grant agreement with 742,135 beneficiaries, of which 337,319 have completed rebuilding their houses while 233,343 houses are currently under construction.

Similarly, 80 percent progress has been made in the reconstruction of the educational institutions. As per the available data, 55 percent of the schools have already been reconstructed while 25 percent of them are under construction. Of the 7,553 damaged schools, 4,172 have been reconstructed while 1,921 are under construction.

Likewise, 66 percent progress has been made in the rebuilding of health institutions, 95 percent in government buildings, 54 percent in security sector buildings and 68 percent in the cultural heritage sites.

“We are on the right track to complete the reconstruction of private housing within this fiscal year,” said Sushil Gyewali, the Chief Executive Officer of the NRA. “As many structures are currently under construction, we are working towards achieving the goal of completing the rebuilding task within the next two years.”

CEO Gyawali said that the NRA is also giving utmost priority to the economic and social rehabilitation, along with the reconstruction of houses. Courtesy: Ekantipur

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