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.

GORKHA, Oct 15: The reconstruction of government buildings in Barpak, Gorkha, that were severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, has been picking up pace of late.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: A nine-storey building at Basantapur Durbar Square which was severely destroyed by the 2015 massive earthquake is now being reconstructed with the financial support of Rs 1 billion 3 million by the Chinese government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Saudi Development Fund (SDF) has extended Rs 3.4 billion in soft loan to Nepal to carry out the remaining reconstruction work of private houses, academic institutions and health centers that were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 2: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Norwegian Embassy to Nepal and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a project for the reconstruction of 24 quake-hit schools in various districts.

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.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 14: National Reconstruction Authority has inaugurated the rebuilt buildings of five quake-hit government offices in Sindhupalchowk on Saturday.

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 7: There are a total of 5,353 households identified as beneficiaries of the housing grant from among those included in the retrofitting in the district. Although 3,224 households among them have received Rs 50,000 as the first tranche of the housing grant, they have not claimed another Rs 50,000 as the second tranche of the grant.

NRA CEO Gyawali departs for South Korea

September 2, 2019 15:37 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali left for South Korea on Monday to participate in the Global Infrastructure Cooperation Conference that will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Parliament's Development Committee has directed the government to start the reconstruction of roads and bridges that were damaged due to the monsoon-induced disasters at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 31: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has finally released funds for the reconstruction of quake-destroyed Gumbas (Buddhist monasteries) in Sindhupalchowk, four years after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

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.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

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THE WEEK IN PICTURES: June 23-June 29

SOLUKHUMBU, June 23: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has approved the budget for the reconstruction of 54 monasteries of Solukhumbu which were destroyed by the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Experts in the field of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction have prompted the federal and local governments to cooperate with each other for durable and inclusive post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction in Nepal.

GORKHA, June 9: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday expressed his concern about a delay in the reconstruction of historic Gorkha Palace destroyed by the earthquake of 2015.

BARA, June 5: Altogether 541 tornado victims in Bara are in trouble ahead of the monsoon after the government halted construction of their houses as promised earlier saying their houses were partially damaged.

RASUWA, June 4--The rebuilding of a bridge at the Rasuwagadhi international border point is all set to be completed in mid-June.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Almost two months after a tornado struck the heart of the central Tarai in Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal on March 31, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless, reconstruction is picking up pace.

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.

BARA, May 28: Three model houses have been built by the Nepal Army at different locations in Bara to guide the army's construction team for the rehabilitation of hundreds of the recent tornado victims.

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KATHMANDU, May 24: The construction of the main building of Durbar High School, Kathmandu has been completed which was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquakes.

Then & now

May 24, 2019 08:51 am

Many houses in the earthquake-affected villages of Sindhupalchok have finally been reconstructed. And while this comes as a respite for the locals, they also confess that the brick and mortar structures that have replaced ones with traditional architecture have made the villages lose their charm and uniqueness.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has distributed 90,000 cubic feet timber for house reconstruction in the Kathmandu valley.

Cause of delay

May 16, 2019 01:00 am

Reconstruction process in Kathmandu Valley has been affected mainly due to urban poverty. Poverty incidence in Kathmandu has risen to 11.5 percent

BHADGAUN, May 10: Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali said NRA took the disaster as an opportunity. He also informed that the NRA has laid emphasis on the reconstruction and renovation of heritage sites.

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BARPAK, May 10: Barpak, a village situated in the Northern part of Gorkha, was the epicenter of 2015’s earthquakes. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed and injured many people and left all the families residing in the quaint village homeless. Locals claim that almost 1500 houses were destroyed.

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KATHMANDU, May 6: The National Reconstruction Authority has allocated Rs one hundred 56 billion budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 to expedite reconstruction and rehabilitation works.

The reconstruction and preservation of Bhaktapur’s historical heritage sites is in full swing. So far, refurbishing of temples such as Siddhilakshmi, Gopinath, Harihar, Tribikram, Shanker Narayan and Kedarnath have already finished.

DHADING, May 3: The deadly earthquake which shook the nation four years ago rendered tens of thousands of people homeless. Especially, the houses in the rural parts were damaged more.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Even after four years of the 2015 earthquakes, two major police offices in the capital that were damaged by the quakes are still operating under tents, awaiting the start of the reconstruction of the office buildings.

GORKHA, April 26: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

GORKHA, April 25: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

SINDHULI, April 25: Local representatives in Sindhuli have blamed the hectic process and negligence from technical staff for the delay in the reconstruction of houses damaged by the ravaging earthquake of 2015.

Building safe homes

April 25, 2019 01:30 am

Local governments should take initiative for implementing building codes and by-laws. They should also monitor compliance of those laws

KATHMANDU, April 24: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) claimed on Tuesday that 80 percent of the beneficiaries of the private housing reconstruction grants have either completed reconstruction or started rebuilding their houses.

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Kathmandu, April 23: The reconstruction of 4,476 schools that were damaged by the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks has been completed so far.

BANEPA, April 13: Retrofitting of earthquake-damaged houses has formally begun here after three years since the deadly tremor occurred in the country. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) kicked off the task of retrofitting of private houses from Namobuddha Municipality-5, Falante in Kavre on Friday with support from UKaid, UNOAPS and Build Change.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Work to rebuild 1,100 kilometres of roads in districts affected by the 2015 earthquakes is yet to commence even though the term of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is expiring in two years.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The National Muslim Commission has pledged to build 100 prefab houses for the victims of the windstorm which struck Bara and Parsa district on Sunday evening, killing at least 28 and rendering 343 injured.

Generation of artisans

March 29, 2019 18:47 pm

“When I see my two sons aged 10 and 12 holding hammer and tools to carve stones. It reminds me of my childhood. Looking at them, it made me think about my initial days of stone carving,” said Surya. He has always worked around the places surrounded by grand monuments and structure. He worked at Hanuman Dhoka for 6 years and it has been 10 years in Patan and he still is continuing the work. Prior to that, he carved stone slates and paved structures in Banepa, Panauti, Manakamana and many more.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Contractors have completed only 12 percent of the reconstruction work assigned to them at schools affected by the 2015 earthquake in 31 districts. A total of 532 schools were contracted out to them for reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Armed Police Force has said that 92 percent of damaged physical infrastructures were reconstructed that were damaged by the devastating 2015 earthquake.