Over 4,000 quake-damaged schools reconstructed till date

Published On: March 12, 2019 12:22 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Kathmandu, March 12: Four thousand one hundred and ninety school structures out of the total schools that were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake of April, 2015 have been rebuilt so far. 

Of the schools reconstructed, 3368 were rebuilt through the school management committees (SMCs), 64 through the contractors 758 through the non-governmental organizations. 

National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Project Implementation Unit (Education)'s senior engineer Uddhav Nepal said that a total 2,043 schools, including 1437 schools through the SMCs, 314 through the construction entrepreneurs and 292 schools through the NGOs are in the process of rebuilding. 

Speaking in a discussion programme organized by NRAPIU (Education) and the Education Journalists' Group (EJG) in Dhulikhel, he said the reconstruction of 41 schools has been completed so far, adding that 113 schools are in the process of rebuilding. The goal was to reconstruct 154 schools in Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur at an investment of Rs 9.6 billion through the Asian Development Bank (ADB), USAID and Government of Nepal support. 

It is said 66 per cent of the reconstruction of all schools selected for rebuilding has been completed in Dolakha, Ramechhap, Gorkha, Dhading, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Makwanpur districts with the support of the Government of Japanand the Government of Nepal (12 per cent).  RSS

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