Quake-proof house for survivors

- Post Report, Makwanpur
Tearfund and RADO-Nepal to build 600 homes in two Makwanpur VDCs

Jan 29, 2016-Seven-year-old Sabina Ghalan of Tistung, Makwanpur, inaugurated the construction of an earthquake resistant house construction project on Thursday.

The project is being undertaken with the financial assistance of Tearfund, a Christian charity organisation, with the technical support of RADO-Nepal. Krishna Dhital of RADO-Nepal said their plan is to construct 600 homes in the quake-affected Tistung and Aagra VDCs. 

Sabina, who survived the April 25 earthquake after being trapped under debris for nearly 20 hours, was chosen to lay the foundation stone for an earthquake resistant house at Tistung VDC-6. The house will be handed over to 77-year-old Thulimaya Syangtan.

“The houses will be constructed according to the building standards set by the government. Each house will cost around Rs 400,000,” Dhital added.

The project is expected to complete in six months.


Published: 29-01-2016 08:54

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