NRA readies list of quake-hit settlements for relocation

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Aug 28, 2017-

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started enlisting quake-survivors residing in places at high risk of natural disaster for their relocation to safer places. 

Out of the 136 such settlements that the authority has certified for relocation, 60 need to be relocated completely while the rest in partial. There are altogether 2,361 households in those settlements facing high risk of flood or landslide, according to the NRA. 

An NRA executive committee meeting on Sunday enlisted 17 quake-affected households at Ganga Jamuna rural municipality in Dhading district. The government, after the recommendation of the authority, would provide each beneficiary Rs200,000 in support to purchase land for building house in a safer place on top of Rs300,000 government aid for the reconstruction of their quake-damaged houses. 

According to NRA Spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal, 17 households of the disaster-prone areas in Ganga Jamuna rural municipality in Dhading district were among the first beneficiaries selected for relocation. 

The authority has also forwarded the process for the construction of integrated settlements in safer places in five districts in the first phase. 

Published: 28-08-2017 07:35

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