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.

KATHMANDU, March 12: A meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Project Monitoring Committee to review the progress ofpost-earthquake reconstruction of projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors was held in Kathmandu, on Tuesday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has allocated budget to accelerate the reconstruction process of various six quake-damaged heritage settlements in and outside of Kathmandu Valley.

GORKHA, March 9: Over Rs 140 million has been spent on the reconstruction of the Manakamana Temple damaged by the earthquake of April, 2015, said the temple reconstruction committee.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu signed an agreement with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), India, on Wednesday for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities including two libraries in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Reconstruction of the Bal Gopaleshwar Temple in the middle of Rani Pokhari, a pond holding historic significance in the heart of the city, will be completed by the upcoming festival of Tihar, claimed Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

KATHMANDU, March 4: The reconstruction of quake-damaged Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu has commenced finally after being marred by several delays since the Gorkha Earthquake.

Constructing with care

February 22, 2019 10:40 am

Houses and their structures aren’t supposed to be generic. The type of house should depend on the climate, culture, and the quality of the ground it is being built on. These factors hugely influence the kind of structure that will be sustainable in a certain area.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 12: With the reconstruction of almost 57,000 houses and many more in the process, Sindhupalchowk, one of the most-affected districts by the deadly earthquake of 2015, has undergone a modern-day makeover.

About 150 personnel from the Nepal Army and the locals were carrying out the reconstruction of the integrated settlement before the snowfall.

GORKHA, Feb 2: Reconstruction works in northern Gorkha have been halted for a week due to a heavy snowfall. The snow that fell a week ago has not melt.

Reconstruction in Barkpak encouraging

January 29, 2019 08:11 am

GORKHA, Jan 29: Reconstruction in Barpak, the epicenter of the Gorkha Earthquake is encouraging as compared to other parts of the district, officials involved in the efforts claimed.  According to Ram Sharan Acharya, chief of the reconstruction unit in Gorkha, reconstruction in Barpak is ahead of all areas in the district.

DHADING, Jan 26: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali said that the NRA was preparing to establish a reconstruction technical unit in the local government to facilitate the remaining tasks of reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee has stated that the reconstruction process of Kasthamandap was moving ahead in a very satisfactory pace.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 19: January 16 marked the completion of three years since a foundation stone for the reconstruction of famous historic site Rani Pokhari in the heart of Kathmandu for.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: On the invitation of the Mayor of the Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) Chirbabu Maharjan, Prime Minister KP Oli visited the Patan Durbar Square on Wednesday to inspect the progress made in the reconstruction of the heritage site which suffered huge damage in the 2015 earthquakes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Reconstruction of the priest’s quarters and a monastery which were damaged by the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake has started at the Swoyambhunath complex enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site list.

Construction of new Dharahara begins

December 28, 2018 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Prime Minister KP Oli on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Dharahara, the iconic tower in Kathmandu that was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 2015. a.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Three years since the formation of the National Reconstruction Authority  (NRA) the reconstruction process of cultural heritages and roads affected by the 2015 earthquakes have not been able to pick up the pace.

Reviving homestay in Gorkha challenging

December 23, 2018 04:30 am

GORKHA, Dec 23: On 25 April 2015, the country witnessed an unexpected disaster. Human lives, cattle, and infrastructures were destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.


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MYAGDI, Dec 15: Works have begun to rebuild the Tamkot-based Jagannath-Annapurna Temple in Myagdi. The historic temple that lies in Dhawalagiri rural municipality-7 is significant in view of religious and touristic aspects.

GORKHA, Dec 15: Negligence by contractors has halted the reconstruction of the historical Gorakhkali Temple. As per the agreement, the construction should have been completed within a year but the repeated halt in the work has made it almost impossible.

70 percent houses rebuilt in Rasuwa

December 13, 2018 08:53 am

RASUWA, Dec 13: Rasuwa was one of the worst-affected districts by the devastating earthquakes of 2015 in terms of both human causalities and destruction of property. As the devastation nears its fourth year, majority of the residents have overcome their insurmountable grief and have started their life afresh by rebuilding their settlements.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 13: An earthquake victim of Solukhmbu has returned the relief amount provided by the government for the reconstruction of his quake-damaged house. Chhiring Sherpa of Solududhkunda Municipality-6, Khoriya has returned Rs 50,000 of the first tranche of the grant to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 4: Kalika village of Sindhupalchowk, the worst-hit district by the devastating earthquakes of 2015, has become the first ward to complete reconstruction in the district.