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Victims suffer as rebuilding work drags

Victims suffer as rebuilding work drags

SANJEEV GIRI, Apr 26 Kathmandu
Political meddling, lack of autonomy, acute shortage of skilled workers, materials and victims’ awareness on guidelines have slowed reconstruction works, two former chief executive officers of the National Reconstruction Authority said on Wednesday—the third anniversary of the Gorkha Earthquake.The earthquake on April 25, 2015 killed nearly 9,000 people and damaged or destroyed homes of thousands.Speaking to the Post, former NRA chief Govinda Raj Pokharel said, “The failure to create a powerful body to look after reconstruction is to be blamed for slow progress. The progress achieved so far is unsatisfactory within the structure and working environment we have.”
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