Tripartite pact signed with 87pc of registered families: NRA

- Post Report, Kathmandu

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.


Progress Report

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

Source: NRA

Published: 04-01-2017 09:56

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