Remaining reconstruction task needs RS 429 billion
Kathmandu, April 23: National Reconstruction Authority has said that 80% of reconstruction private houses have been accomplished within four years after the Gorkha earthquake devastated the country.
Organizing press meet, the authority has also stated that 83% of public school buildings and 66% of buildings of health institutions have been reconstructed. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Shusil Gyawali claimed that the reconstruction works are being carried out in an accelerated manner.
He also said that for the remaining reconstruction task, some Rs 429 billion is necessary. The financial management will be the prime challenge for spearheading the remaining reconstruction task. He also added that as the experienced employees have been an adjustment, there have been some problems to lead the reconstruction works.
The authority also claimed that 59% of work progress has been achieved in rebuilding the heritages damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. For rebuilding the heritages with high cultural importance a design guideline has been prepared so that history and original styles can be preserved.
Moreover, CEO Gyawali added that the reconstruction works of Ranipokhari, Dharahara Kasthamandap and many other heritages in the Kathmandu Valleys have been expedited.