Govt demolishes 720 houses

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 29, 2015-

 The government has demolished 720 houses and buildings damaged by the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Padam Kumar Mainali, spokesperson at Ministry of Urban Development, said there are 2,280 homes that need to be demolished. The Department of Urban Development and Building Construction Deputy Director General Shiva Hari Sharma said there are more than 1,500 homes that need to be demolished at the possible earliest in the valley alone.

“While demolition of up to three-storey houses is underway, we are facing difficulties in demolishing taller buildings,” Sharma said, adding they were working to import equipment and manpower to operate them.

Sharma said the government has handed over the task of demolishing houses to local-level technical committees and the achievement so far has been encouraging.

Published: 30-05-2015 07:55

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