India handing over 50,000 reconstructed houses to Nepal next week

Kathmandu, January 17

India is handing over as many as 50,000 houses for the survivors of the 2015 earthquake in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts to Nepal on Tuesday next week.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over the houses to his counterpart KP Sharma Oli via video conferencing that day, according to Yam Lal Bhusal, joint secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Earlier, preparations were made to hand over the houses during the inauguration of the Nepal-India petroleum pipeline in September last year, according to the National Reconstruction Authority. However, it was postponed due to some ‘technical reasons’.

Meanwhile, the two prime ministers will also jointly inaugurate the integrated check post recently built in Biratnagar of Morang district via videoconferencing on the same day.

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