Print Edition - 2015-05-29 | MONEY
CNI, Habitat for Humanity in ‘Rebuild Nepal’ tie-up
May 28, 2015-
The MoU was signed by Rick Hathaway, area vice president, Asia-Pacific Office, Habitat for Humanity International and CNI Vice President Anuj Agrawal amidst the presence of CNI President Narendra K Basnyat.
“CNI has always championed the need for sustainable development, a view also upheld by Habitat for Humanity, which works globally to eliminate substandard housing. In the wake of the earthquake that shook the nation on April 25, 2015, with more than half a million houses destroyed the need for housing has become even more critical,” CNI said in a statement.
It said the Rebuild Nepal programme aims to help at least 20,000 families severely affected by the April earthquake recovery by focusing on immediate relief, transitional shelter, and housing rehabilitation or construction of core and full homes.
In conjunction, the 100,000 Housing Campaign aims to provide 100,000 houses in Nepal by 2016. The Housing Campaign is targeted at enabling people to understand the importance of decent shelter and create awareness about the use of locally available resources in cost effective way
Former US President, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are supporting the 100,000 Housing Campaign through the 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, focusing their efforts on building houses in Pokhara, Nepal.
Addressing the signing ceremony Basnyat said: “Our country is at a very critical stage, recuperating from the calamity does not end with immediate relief and rehabilitation activities, the process of rebuilding of the overall economy is still at a very nascent phase. However, the economic recovery of the country starts with the recovery of its millions of displaced citizens and while housing alone is not a sufficient condition, the current efforts to build houses and provide shelters is very necessary.”
Published: 29-05-2015 07:53