Tag: Post-earthquake reconstruction

Deadline for receiving post-quake reconstruction grant extended till mid-April

Kathmandu, February 9 The government on Friday extended the deadline for receiving the second tranche of post-earthquake reconstruction grant for the quake survivors till mid-April. A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority Steering Committee made the decision, according to the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Yubaraj Bhusal. Earlier, the term had expired in mid-January. Bhusal says […]

National Reconstruction Authority releases Rs 11 billion for individual house construction

Kathmandu, February 7 National Reconstruction Authority, the government body to oversee and spearhead reconstruction activities in the wake of 2015 earthquake, has released Rs 11 billion to provide to quake survivors for individual house construction. The Authority released the amount to the Central Project Implementation Unit under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. […]

Reconstruction Authority demands Rs 503 billion more to meet annual target

Kathmandu, February 4 The National Reconstruction Authority, the government body formed to spearhead and supervise reconstruction activities following the 2015 earthquake, says the government gave it just half the budget the Authority needs to meet its annual target. The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Yubaraj Bhusal says the government had allocated just Rs 53 billion for […]

Quake survivors failing to begin reconstruction on time have to return grant: NRA

Kathmandu, January 17 The government says the quake survivors who received the first tranche of reconstruction grant have to return the money if they have not begun the reconstruction of their houses yet. The National Reconstruction Authority says people who received Rs 50,000 in the first instalment have to return the money if they did […]

How the gods of war kept watch over Kathmandu’s first chaitya excavation

Kathmandu, January 5 On February 14, 2017, nearly two years after the Nepal Earthquake, representatives from the local community, the Department of Archaeology and UNESCO gathered at the Swayambhunath Stupa complex in Kathmandu for a special purpose. They were there to¬†witness the ceremonial repatriation of key artefacts found during the excavation of the Mangal Bahudwar […]

Experts suggest ‘archaeological excavation’ before Ranipokhari reconstruction

Kathmandu, January 1 An experts’ group formed to suggest how to reconstruct the quake-hit Ranipokhari has said an ‘archaeological excavation’ of the historic pond has to be carried out before the reconstruction works. The panel led by former Director General of Department of Archaeology, Bishnu Raj Karki, says the site should be excavated before beginning […]