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Korea to build 50-bedded hospital, 10 health posts in Nuwakot

Kathmandu, April 25 The Korea International Cooperation Agency says the Korean government is supporting the construction of a 50-bedded hospital and 10 health posts in Nuwakot district of central Nepal as a part of its post-earthquake recovery support. State Minister for Health Padma Kumari Aryal and Korean Ambassador to Nepal¬†Park¬†Young-sik marked the beginning of the […]

On earthquake anniversary, Nepal PM says he is ready to sweat over shovels

Kathmandu, April 25 Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says he is ready to do whatever it takes to complete the reconstruction of individual households and historical and cultural monuments destroyed during the 2015 earthquake on time. As the country marked the third anniversary of magnitude-7.6 earthquake on Wednesday, the government organised a commemoration event […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All major Nepali and English newspapers published from Kathmandu on Thursday have given the topmost attention to the progress marked in reconstruction of quake-hit buildings and structures as the country marks the third anniversary of magnitude-7.6 earthquake today. They have also published pictures from past and present to show the slow progress. Therefore, the number […]

Rs 25 million goes in vain on Ranipokhari reconstruction

Kathmandu, April 22 As much as Rs 25 million spent for reconstruction of the historic Ranipokhari, destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, went in vain after the dispute emerged among the locals, Department of Archaeology, and Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Due to the dispute, the structures created so far have to be demolished. Account officer at the […]

Against stereotypes: Women taking lead in Nepal’s earthquake recovery

Tara Tamang, 24, is a woman mason in Gatlang, a small village in Rasuwa. She is one of the first women in her village to work as a mason. Women in the village would not do construction jobs till few years back. But, when the massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25 three […]

Nepal Earthquake: Why retrofitting can be a better option for reconstruction

Though the government realised it quite late, retrofitting has been an effective and economical technology to build back better for people whose houses were partially damaged in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. It was in 2012/13 that Min Prasad Nepal (now 67) and his wife Saraswati (now 56) built their new house on a hill at […]