KATHMANDU, March 28: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to provide training to over 14,000 masons and engineers and deploy them to retrofit partially-damaged houses in all 31 earthquake-hit districts.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 15: In the course of building new house, many earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk have been indebted. Most of these victims claim that the grant provided by the government was too less to erect new house or repair the old one. Most of the locals were skeptical about retrofitting, when it was proposed earlier. However, now they seem to have understood its effectiveness and economic efficiency.

SINDHULI, Nov 24: Unlike his neighbors, Bir Bahadur Bhujel of Purano Jhangajholi in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality of Sindhuli, is using new technology to retrofit his quake-damaged house.