Construction company cites lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic as the reasons behind the delay in reconstruction

The credit for the success of reconstruction process solely goes to the earthquake survivors themselves who managed the money by borrowing loans from various sources.

Quake-ravaged heritage filled with water after five years

Construction work is expected to complete in a month

KATHMANDU, July 27: The reconstruction of Singha Durbar, heavily destroyed by the devastating earthquake of 2015, is being completed by the month of Kartik.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) had targeted completing the reconstruction of the earthquake-demolished Dharahara tower by October this year. However, due to the nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24, the reconstruction is sure to miss its completion deadline.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The reconstruction of the Malla-era Rani Pokhari (Queen's pond) which was heavily damaged by the 2015 mega earthquakes has reached the final stage as the works are on even at the time of lockdown enforced to contain the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country.

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.

LALITPUR, Feb 10: Rural area in Lalitpur has witnessed a laudable performance in the post-earthquake reconstruction, according to the National Reconstruction Authority (NREA).

Reconstruction of 400 heritages over

February 9, 2020 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Out of 920 heritages destroyed by the 2017 Gorkha earthquake, reconstruction of over 400 heritages has been over so far.

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.

SINDHULI, Jan 22: It has been 56 months since the devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit the country in 2015. In Sindhuli, not more than 55 percent of reconstruction works have completed, as per the data of the National Reconstruction Authority.

PM Oli calls for disaster preparedness

January 16, 2020 09:38 am

Kathmandu, Jan 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appealed to all for the preparedness in view of the natural disaster like earthquake. In a message given on the occasion of the 22nd National Earthquake Safety Day today, PM Oli wished the Earthquake Safety Day inspired everyone to be able to cope up the disasters.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 9: The earthquake-ravaged Ratna Rajya Secondary School of Sindhupalchowk has got three newly-built blocks and other infrastructures worth Rs 1 billion with the financial support from the Chinese government. The light maroon buildings with a total of 137 rooms set up against the backdrop of scenic mountains to the north make the school arguably the “costliest ” community school in the country. To the south of the school flows Bhramayani River. The new look of the school has left teachers and students awestruck.

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.

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is marking its fourth anniversary tomorrow. It is said the Authority set up after the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake has completed 83 percent of the reconstruction works related to the private houses and other sectors, and the remaining work is ongoing in an expeditious manner.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Thursday said that there has been 83% progress made in the post-earthquake reconstruction of private housing, schools, government buildings, health institutions and cultural heritages during four years of its establishment.

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.

RASUWA, Dec 10: The inability of the authorities to demolish the building of Navavijayai Mahendra Secondary School, which was hit by the earthquake of 2015, has deprived the school of a new school building. As a result, classes are being run in a building with dilapidated and vulnerable rooms where the authorities have pasted red stickers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Approximately 30 per cent of the reconstruction of the Dharahara Tower has completed around one year of reconstruction.

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, 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

June 29, 2019 19:00 pm

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.