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Tripartite pact signed with 87pc of registered families: NRA
Jan 4, 2017-The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has completed signing tripartite agreements with 87 percent and distributed the first installment of the private housing rebuilding aid to 74 percent of the 626,036 families registered in 14 most affected districts by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015.
According to an NRA progress report, Sindhupalchok with 74,924 has the highest number of households that have signed agreement for the first installment of the aid, followed by Dhading with 63,151, , Nuwakot (61,189), , Kavrepalanchok (60,721),Gorkha (53,349), Dolakha (47,318) and Ramechhap (40,911).
At 74,912, Sindhupalchok also has the highest number of recipients of the first installment amounting to Rs 50,000.
Kavrepalanchok has the second highest with 59,751 households receiving the first tranche of the aid, followed by Nuwakot (55,465), Gorkha (52,675), Dhading (52,917), Dolakha (46,967) and Ramechhap (39,759).
Three districts in Kathmandu Valley—Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur—have so far signed the agreement with 68,762 out of the total 94,072 registered households for the private housing aid, with 12,343 receiving the first tranche.
According to Bhisma Kumar Bhusal, acting spokesperson at the NRA, the reconstruction works, especially rebuilding of the damaged private houses are moving smoothly.
The government has revised the aid package from the earlier Rs200,000 to Rs300,000 per household in three instalments—Rs 50,000, Rs 150,000 and Rs 100,000.
So far, around 41,000 households in the 14 worst affected districts have rebuilt their homes, while 18,083 have laid the foundation of their new houses after receiving the first installment.
Thousands of families are forced to live in temporary shelters for the second winter since the disaster due to the delay in distribution of the housing aid to the affected households.
District Total registered 1st tranche of
households aid (Rs50,000)
Sindhupalchok 74,924 74,912
Dhading 63,151 52,917
Nuwakot 61,189 55,465
Kavrepalanchok 60,721 59,751
Gorkha 53,349 52,675
Dolakha 47,318 46,967
Ramechhap 40,911 39,759
Sindhuli 28,269 26,162
Makwanpur 19,540 17,661
Okhaldhunga 18,489 18,301
Rasuwa 9,299 8,317
Out of 94,072 registered households in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts, the NRA has so far signed the private housing aid agreement with 68,762, of which 12,343 have receied the first tranche
Published: 04-01-2017 09:56