Three years of underachievement

Apr 25, 2018-


The Dharahara tower that once loomed over Kathmandu remains neglected three years after its collapse. 

The Kathmandu Durbar Square as seen on the eve of the third anniversary of the 2015 Gorkha quake. Restoration of this historic heritage site has been slow and unsteady.

Wooden beams buttress the homes whose structures were compromised by the quake in Bhaktapur. With the reconstruction process fraught with delays and administrative rigmarole, many homes in this ancient city remain just the way they were left by the earthquake, barely standing.


Rajeshwori Kapali and her 10-month-old son in their hut made of corrugated iron sheets and bamboo poles in Bhaktapur. Rajeshwori, her husband and their three children have been living here after their house was destroyed in the earthquake.

Sushila BK stands at the doorstep of her makeshift hut in Aarughat Rural Municipality-4, Gorkha. Sushila says it is difficult living in rudimentary hut with little protection against rain and freezing winter wind. 

 Workers build homes for the earthquake-displaced families in Gupsipakha, Gorkha.



Published: 25-04-2018 07:33

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