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NRA Spends NPR 273.6 Bn on Post-Quake Reconstruction Activity Until FY 2018-19

NRA has reconstructed 70 government/public buildings, 30 with government funds and 40 with help from Asian Development Bank
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NRA Spends NPR 273.6 Bn on Post-Quake Reconstruction Activity Until FY 2018-19

The Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has spent a total of NPR 273.6 billion on post-earthquake reconstruction of archeological heritages, educational institutions, government buildings and health centers, among others.

Financial Aid Sources and Areas of Investments

According to NRA Deputy Spokesperson Manohar Ghimire, out of the total NPR 273.6 billion following institutions contributed:

  • Government – NPR 175.52 billion
  • Bilateral spending (loans and donor agencies) – NPR 100.78 billion
  • Non-governmental organizations – NPR 40.23 billion

“Foreign sources of funds for reconstruction include Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), India and ADB,” added Ghimire.

From this amount, the NRA spent:

  • NPR 45.98 billion – Reconstruction of Rural Roads
  • NPR 36.95 billion – Educational Institutions
  • NPR 8.40 billion – Security Buildings
  • NPR 8.28 billion – Government Buildings
  • NPR 3.10 billion – Archeological Heritages
  • NPR 451 million – Health Centers

Progress on Reconstruction

Nepal Reconstruction Authority

NRA has reconstructed 70 government/public buildings, 30 with government funds and 40 with help from Asian Development Bank. According to the authority, the remaining buildings are being restored with government assistance and with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“Reconstruction of 67 percent of the educational institutions has been completed while reconstruction of 1819 institutions is ongoing. A total of 665 health centers have been reconstructed with 149 projects going on, 380 archeological heritages have been reconstructed with 123 ongoing projects,” said Ghimire.

NRA has also completed reconstruction of 165 security buildings and is yet to complete another 52 buildings.

It has also completed retrofitting for Shital Niwas, Bahadur Bhawan and Tri-Chandra Campus, besides 253 partially-damaged government buildings.

“The number of completed and under-construction buildings combined comprises 83 percent of the total buildings that needed reconstruction,” informed NRA.

Future Projects

  • NRA signed agreements with Gorkhapatra, Sajha Publication and Radio Nepal for the reconstruction of office buildings
  • NRA is also working towards the reconstruction of prisons in Gorkha, Lamjung, Rasuwa, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu and Sunderpulchowk districts with funds from Export-Import Bank of India
  • NRA has rolled out a tender notice for Nepal Children’s Organization, Keshar Mahal and Central Library, Kirtipur’s reconstruction

NRA Spending on Reconstruction Per Annum

  • FY 2015-16 – NPR 22.47 billion
  • FY 2016-17 – NPR 49.69 billion
  • FY 2017-18 – NPR 114.78 billion
  • FY 2018-19 – NPR 89.35 billion

In its latest press statement released on August 04, 2019, NRA said that it has completed the reconstruction of more than 424,000 houses, while 214,000 houses are still under construction.

A total of 773,447 owners signed the grant agreement for NRA to reconstruct their houses.

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