NRA asks local units to address survivors’ plaints

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Nov 14, 2017-

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has directed the local levels to address the complaints of earthquake survivors without delay. 

The NRA move came after some local levels were found creating problems to the quake survivors raising the issue of design of under construction houses as they reached the local unit offices to collect the instalment of grants. 

The directive was issued following an NRA meeting with representatives of local levels and bodies concerned to accelerate post-quake reconstruction projects. 

NRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Yubraj Bhusal asked the local levels to short out the problems facing the quake survivors over the issue of house design. 

The meeting has also decided to organise trainings to the carpenters and workers as large numbers of such workforce were needed to expedite the reconstruction works. 

The NRA has directed the Central Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) under the Urban Development Ministry to mobilise at least one technician in each ward of local levels of 14 district hit hardest by the earthquakes in 2015. The CPIU has been tasked to train engineers, sub-engineers and overseers in order to give necessary advice for the construction of quake-resistant houses. 

The NRA said it would take further initiative to deploy a social mobiliser to expedite reconstruction works. 

The meeting also drew a conclusion that the Local Development Ministry would organise an interaction comprising ward chairperson, ward secretary and technicians after deploying technicians in all wards of the local levels. 

NRA Spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal said that the authority has set a target to complete the construction of private housing within this fiscal year. 

Chief of CPIU under Urban Development Ministry, representative of Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development were among those present in the meeting.

Published: 14-11-2017 07:27

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