An event was organized in Kathmandu on Monday to mark the successful completion of India aided reconstruction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal in association with National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal, United Nations Development Program and UNOPS. It was announced on the occasion that 50,000 private houses have been re-built as per the commitment made by Government of India in earthquake hit two districts of central Nepal, Gorkha and Nuwakot.
UNDP and UNOPS were engaged by Government of India in March 2018 to provide socio-technical facilitation and consultation services to earthquake affected beneficiaries in 4 Urban Municipalities and 14 rural municipalities of Gorkha and Nuwakot districts, according to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.
On the occasion Sushil Gyawali, CEO National Reconstruction Authority, Namgya Khampa, DCM, Indian Embassy, Mayor of Palungtar Municipality in Gorkha, Deputy Mayor of Bidur municipality in Nuwakot as well as representatives of, UNDP among others expressed their views
Similarly, a workshop on the lessons learnt and the way forward was also organized during the event, which aimed at bringing together the project’s major stakeholders to acknowledge the pivotal role played by local government and agencies of NRA in the effectiveness and successful completion of the private housing reconstruction project.
India committed USD 150 million as post-earthquake assistance package on housing sector to provide financial and technical support for reconstruction of 50,000 beneficiaries, including USD 100 million grant and USD 50 million under our Fourth Line of Credit.
India is also working with Nepal government for construction of 71 educational projects, 132 health buildings and restoration/retrofitting of 28 cultural heritage sites in various districts across Nepal. The great earthquake of 2015 had damaged more than 600,000 houses and killed 9,000 people across Nepal.