KHALTE, RASUWA, June 7: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), established with the sole purpose of rebuilding public as well as private houses destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, was dissolved over two years ago. However, it would be a terrible mistake to assume that every Nepali who lost their homes to the quake has a decent roof over their heads.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Two aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake were recorded in Sindhupalchowk today.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 24: A considerable number of public offices have been rebuilt in Chautara of Sindhupalchowk after four years of the devastating earthquake of 2015.  According to the reconstruction authority, a total of 13 office buildings have been reconstructed while eight new ones have been built. A few hospital buildings and the district postal service building are yet to be built.

Quake victims still deprived of relief

February 19, 2020 11:43 am

RASUWA, Feb 19: Pemba Tamang's house was badly hit by the devastating earthquake of 2015 and the powerful aftershocks. Just like any other quake victim, he was sure that he would get government support to rebuild his house. However, his dream to shift to a safe house has not been fulfilled yet. With his family, he is living in the same quake-damaged house that can collapse anytime.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The World Bank has approved an additional credit of US$ 200 million, approximately Rs 22.82 billion, for the implementation of the Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project (EHRP) in Nepal.

DHADING, Feb 5: The earthquake in 2015 destroyed private homes, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Nearly five years on, post-quake reconstruction has picked up pace and government buildings are once again rising in the district headquarters and millions of rupees has been spent for that. However, the service-seekers are rarely found in these big government buildings.

Majhi women build integrated settlement

February 1, 2020 09:18 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 1: Some women of the Majhi community in Badegaun of Sindhupalchowk district have built attractive houses all by themselves. The integrated settlement spread across some 24 ropanis of land near a jungle and the Indrawati River offers all basic facilities. The houses are uniform in shape, size and color.

When will the schools be reconstructed?

December 30, 2019 08:46 am

PALPA, Dec 30: The reconstruction of the school buildings damaged by the 2015 earthquake so as to shift the students studying in the open to classrooms is ongoing in the district. The District Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), with a five-year deadline to complete the reconstruction work, is speeding up the work.

Catch the momentum

December 29, 2019 11:44 am

The progress, or lack thereof, of the post-earthquake reconstruction has remained the major concern among Nepali people in the last four years since the devastating earthquakes in 2015 killed thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses and other infrastructure. The first two years saw slow progress.

Gorkha Durbar reconstruction slow

December 12, 2019 07:35 am

GORKHA, Dec 12: The historic Gorkha Durbar (palace), one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Gorkha district, wears an ugly look.

SINDHULI, Nov 27: Kumar Chaulagain, teacher of Pratapbhanjyang Primary School of Kamala Municipality – 3, finds it very difficult to handle his classes. When he goes in to teach the forth graders, the third graders come around curiously and make noise. And when he is busy teaching the third graders, fourth graders trouble him the same way.

RASUWA, Nov 24: Even after more than four years since the massive earthquake of 2015, a total of 1,095 households of Rasuwa are living in risky settlements.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that 62 percent of the houses damaged by the 2015 earthquakes have already been rebuilt while another 24 percent are currently under-construction.

DOTI, Nov 7: Doti was among the moderately affected districts by the massive earthquake of April 2015. However it served as a wakeup call many including Arjun Khadka, principal of Mahakali Secondary School of Sayal Rural Municipality – 6.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: A mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed concern over the reconstruction progress of the heritage sites damaged by 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Four years since the destructive earthquakes of 2015, Kaiser Library in the capital is still awaiting reconstruction. The 112 years old Kaiser Sumsher’s home-based library which was later handed over to the government by his wife after his death was turned into ruins by the 2015 earthquakes. Since then almost 28,000 Kaiser Shumsher’s rare collections are left to rot in the library.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Twenty-six percent of reconstruction work of Dharahara has been completed so far. According to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the construction company GIETC-RAMAN JV gave the details during a progress review.

GORKHA, Sept 9: A total of 490 schools in Gorkha, which were damaged by the devastating earthquake of 2015, have now received new or repaired buildings. According to Bishnu Prasad Mishra, chief of the project implementation unit in Gorkha, rooms that were partially or fully damaged have been rebuilt.

TANAHU, Aug 27: Rural parts of Tanahu district used to have plenty of round shaped homes in the past. As modernity encroached upon the settlements, concrete buildings replaced those traditional houses made of mud and hey. The earthquake of April 2015 took a further toll on them, and the consistent aftershocks left the villages with only the frames.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Everyone needs to go through strict security checkups to enter Singha Durbar, the government seat. But parts of wildlife trophies have been found to be stolen from the third floor of the iconic building of Singha Durbar, which remains almost abandoned after the 2015 earthquake.

What ails heritage reconstruction?

August 21, 2019 01:05 am

The 2015 great earthquakes had a major impact on cultural heritage. Hundreds of monuments, including palaces, temples, monasteries, chaityas, bahals, sattals and patis collapsed and many were badly damaged.

Rebuilding Ranipokhari

July 5, 2019 07:29 am

The rebuilding of Ranipokhari – that collapsed during the earthquake of 2015 – has brought about a number of widespread disputes and controversies. And even though government offices that have been tasked with its reconstruction claim that they’ve been doing their best, even today – four years after its collapse – the reconstruction of the historical monument isn’t even halfway complete.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Thirty percent reconstruction works of the historic Kasthamandap have been completed. The Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee has said the works are going on in full- swing with a target of completing the woks of ground floor within mid-July. Works are going on in line with the schedule, committee chair Rajesh Shakya said.

GORKHA, June 2: Manaslu Circuit continues to garner an increasing number of tourists following the boost in figures last year. According to statistics published by Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), more than 8,000 visitors are expected to make a trip through the famed circuit this time; the number was limited to 7,640 last year.

HETAUDA, May 31: In an act of generosity, two British mountain climbers have extended their helping hand in constructing buildings for three schools damaged by the earthquake of 2015 in Makawanpur district.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The contractors building the Dharahara tower, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, have informed that the work on the raft foundation of the new tower has been started.  A raft foundation, also called a mat foundation, is a continuous slab resting on the soil that extends over the entire footprint of the building.


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KHOTANG, Dec 6:  After almost four years since the catastrophic 2015 earthquakes, a total of 545 beneficiaries in Khotang district have received the third tranche of the housing grant.

Govt Rs 150b short for housing grants

November 17, 2018 07:47 am

MANTHALI, Nov 17: The government is going to face cash crunch to distribute grants to the earthquake survivors whose houses were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.

CHARIKOT, Sept 13: Three years have elapsed since the 2015 earthquake left devastation manifold but the rebuilding of historical Dolakha bazaar based in Bhimeswor municipality-2 has not taken any momentum.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: At a time when Dhurmus Suntali Foundation has developed at least three integrated settlements in earthquake-hit districts and smoothly handed it over to needy people, the government’s plan of building apartments for landless families and quake-hit families living in extreme poverty is not taking off in the absence of a policy to identify beneficiaries.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Representatives from the government, media and international organizations have stressed the need for collective efforts to respond better to potential crises. The representatives said so during a discussion titled “Better Responding to Crises” organized by the Association of International NGOs (AIN).