UN pledges int’l support to Nepal for reconstruction

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 3, 2016-

Visiting United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged the support of international community to Nepal for the reconstruction of quake-damaged infrastructure.

In an on-site visit to Bungamati in Lalitpur on Monday, Under-Secretary-General Eliasson said that although the reconstruction of the quake-ravaged infrastructures is challenging, collaboration and cooperation among government, international community, private sector and civic society would contribute to the post-disaster-reconstruction.

Eliasson shared that, he will also include about reconstruction in Nepal while presenting a working paper at the international humanitarian conference going to be held in Turkey. He suggested Sushil Gyawali, Chief Executive Officer in Nepal Reconstruction Authority to accelerate reconstruction operation by utilizing domestic as well as foreign skills and acumen. In response, CEO Gyawali informed Eliasson that the basic framework for reconstruction was ready and the Authority will further the reconstruction operation with the support from one and all. 

He informed the visiting UN Under-Secretary-General that the land survey of eight VDCs in Bungamati was carried out in which a total of 2,574 households were 

taken into account for providing grant meant for the quake-survival.

Published: 03-05-2016 09:06

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