Stories Tagged 'Post earthquake reconstruction'
Four years after the devastating earthquake, the government is yet to ensure necessary budget, which amounts to billions of rupees, for the reconstruction of school buildings, which could mean thousands of students will have to study in makeshift structures for a few more years.
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Four years later, the palace remains a ruin.The palace, built during the reign of King Ram Shah in the 1600s, was considered a masterpiece of Newar architecture and the symbolic heart of Gorkha district. Seven Shah kings ruled Gorkha from the palace before Prithvi Narayan was crowned the king. Gorkha Durbar was everything—a fort, a palace and a temple in its nearly 350-year history.
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In a stark contrast to the simple houses that used to line the streets of Chhedling in Myagan Rural Municipality, Nuwakot before the 2015 earthquake, the settlement has now come alive with an array of newly constructed colourful houses.
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The government has adopted a pragmatic approach by altering the modality of providing concessional loans to survivors of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.
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National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has come up with a new working guideline to reconstruct houses for earthquake victims - disabled, elderly people, single women and orphans - free of cost.
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The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started distributing the first tranche of the housing reconstruction aid to the earthquake-affected families in Tanahun district.
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