KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Embassy of India in Nepal in association with National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), UNDP and UNOPS organized an event in Kathmandu on Monday to mark the successful completion of Government of India- funded reconstruction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal.
The event was attended by Namgya C. Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India Kathmandu, CEO NRA Sushil Gyawali, Mayor of Palungtar Municipality in Gorkha, Deputy Mayor of Bidur municipality in Nuwakot as well as representatives of NDRRMA, several GoN agencies, UNDP and UNOPS, EU, USAID, World Bank, ADB, JICA, FNCDO as well as respective municipality and rural municipality.
According to a statement issued by the Embassy of India, Khampa announced that 50,000 private houses as committed by the Government of India have been completed with the Owner-Driven Reconstruction Approach adopted by Government of Nepal. UNDP and UNOPS were engaged by the Government of India in March 2018 to provide socio-technical facilitation and consultation (STFC) services to earthquake affected beneficiaries in 4 Urban Municipalities and 14 rural municipalities of Gorkha and Nuwakot districts.
Similarly, a workshop on the lessons learnt and the way ahead was also organized during the event, which aimed at bringing together the project’s major stakeholders to acknowledge the pivotal role played by local government and agencies of NRA in the effectiveness and successful completion of the private housing reconstruction project.