Stories Tagged 'Reconstruction'
Reconstruction of earthquake-ravaged schools is finally gathering momentum in Makwanpur district.
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Gorkha is only just limping back to normalcy two years after the destructive earthquake that was centred at the district’s Barpak village.
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The government has achieved a substantial progress in signing loan and grant agreements with donors, accounting for 75 percent of $4.10 billion they had pledged during the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction in June 2015.
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The losses that Nepal suffered in the 2015 earthquakes were staggering. The government’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) estimated that over 8,000 people lost their lives in the earthquakes and more than 20,000 were injured.
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Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from brick and stone were toppled within seconds.
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The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school.
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