NRA begins work on integreted settlements

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 10, 2017-

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is working to formulate procedures and modality to develop and implement the integrated human settlements for the hazard-prone communities after the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. 

The 7.9 quake and subsequent aftershocks triggered landslides, ground fissures and slope failures in 14 most-affected districts. 

A study by the Department of Mines and Geology has identified 475 human settlements prone to hazards after the earthquake, and a geological study of 117 settlements has been completed so far. 

According to NRA Spokesperson Yam Lal Bhusal, a taskforce has started work on identifying an alternative place for the 57 out of 117 settlement areas identified as highly vulnerable and recommended for relocation. 

In addition, 14 teams have been mobilised to carry out geological studies of the remaining 358 settlements considered vulnerable to various natural disasters after the earthquake. “We are focused on developing safe and resilient human settlements. The overall reconstruction work is themed on building back better and developing disaster resilient communities,” said Bhusal. 

Published: 10-02-2017 08:19

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