July 11, 2017
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has directed local officials to address the issues related to private housing reconstruction by the end of August 2017.
In a relief measure to the April 2015 earthquake victims, NRA informed that it has addressed 31,979 pending grievances filed by the quake-hit victims seeking reconstruction after the disaster.
In response to the complaints filed by victims from 14 districts, the authority confirmed that around 3,898 households have been added to the housing aid beneficiary list.
“NRA had received a total of 207,861 complaints. Of them, 35,229 households were found eligible for receiving housing aid,” said a statement issued by NRA’s spokesperson, Yam Lal Bhusal.
The first phase of survey is already underway to cover 75,910 households, and another survey will cover the remaining 45,809 households.
NRA also informed about a field survey of 15,453 households to be conducted, which would be followed by an additional survey to cover 12,628 households missed in earlier surveys. The authority is hiring 300 engineers for the purpose.
The authority has also decided to address the complaints related to private housing reconstruction, and has directed the local officials to address the issues by the end of August 2017.
According to NRA, the construction of 34,850 houses is already completed, and 106,206 beneficiaries are working on rebuilding activity.