Tag: Post-earthquake reconstruction

Life in Harisiddhi: Four years after the quake, locals still feel shock waves

Krishna Kumari Maharjan, a cheerful woman in her 40s, had never imagined that she would have to call a shed her home. “It’s been three years since we’ve started living here and it seems like forever. With the changes in seasons and the onset of monsoon, it makes me more nervous,” she mentions as she […]

Authority warns of booking reconstruction engineers if they refuse to stay at site

Kavre, November 25 National Reconstruction Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali says the Authority will take action against its engineers if they are found working without staying at the assigned locations. He says the engineers must stay at the earthquake-affected villages. Speaking at a review meeting in Dhulikhel of Kavre on Sunday, Gyewali warned the […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Major Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu on Sunday have given priority to a host of issues from political, sociocultural and financial spheres. Almost all newspapers have covered the mental illness that father of Nirmala Pant developed as he continued his sit-in demanding action against the murderers of her daughter. Likewise, the newspapers […]

Three years on, post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal is snail-paced. Know why

Forty-two months on since the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015, people whose houses collapsed in the quake are still living in makeshifts shacks, waiting for help from the government. There are multiple reasons why the National Reconstruction Authority, the government body formed to spearhead the reconstruction works, has failed to show its impacts. The […]

NRA mobilises senior engineers in all local units to expedite reconstruction drive

Kathmandu, October 9 National Reconstruction Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali says the Authority is mobilising senior engineers in all local units of the 2015 earthquake-affected region so as to give a momentum to the reconstruction of individual households. He says the World Bank has agreed to fund salary and other benefits of such engineers. […]

Manakamana Temple reconstruction over after 41 months

Gorkha, September 14 The Manakamana Temple in Gorkha district of Gandaki Province, which attracts millions of visitors every year, has been reconstructed around 41 months after the 2015 earthquake. The Temple Reconstruction Committee has stated that the reconstruction of temple itself has been over recently. “Now, we are yet to pave the yard with stones […]