December 1, 2021, Wednesday
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Nepal to host international conference on post-reconstruction experience sharing

The Nepal Weekly
October 26, 2021

The National Reconstruction Authority of Nepal has announced to convene an international conference on Nepal’s (post-earthquake) Reconstruction in Kathmandu. The three-day international conference scheduled to take place from December 7 to December 9 is aimed at sharing Nepal’s experiences, learning and challenges faced by the country during the reconstruction drive that kicked off throughout the country following the great earthquakes of 2015. The twin Earthquake in Nepal in April-May 2015 left 9,000 people dead and seven lakh houses collapsed. Speaking at a press meet on Friday, the authority’s CEO Sushil Gyawali said the conference would focus on sharing Nepal’s experience regarding its six year long reconstruction efforts. He said the Nepal would talk about heritage reconstruction, residential house reconstruction and infrastructural reconstruction. Nepal’s reconstruction works costed more than Rs. 470 billion which includes Rs.  321 billion worth foreign assistance commitments, shared Gyawali. So far, Nepal received 97.5 percent actual assistance against the commitments made by the international community, he added.