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.
According to NRA Deputy Spokesperson Manohar Ghimire, out of the total NPR 273.6 billion following institutions contributed:
“Foreign sources of funds for reconstruction include Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), India and ADB,” added Ghimire.
From this amount, the NRA spent:
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.
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.