Over 70 pc NRA beneficiaries in private housing program

Setopati files


The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said over 70 percent beneficiaries of 14 districts worst affected by the 2015 April earthquake have been associated with the private housing reconstruction program.

According to the latest updates provided by the NRA, the government mechanism formed to carry out post-quake rebuild works, it has so far signed the grant assistance agreement with 610,500 among 667,662 beneficiaries of the 14 districts.

Until Monday, 100,236 houses have been rebuilt while 332,321 houses are under-construction, as stated by NRA Spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal.

Construction of private houses is the priority of NRA and private housing reconstruction program is expected to achieve a 60 percent progress before monsoon if works go at the same pace.

Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Ramechhap, Okhaldunga, Sindhuli and Makwanpur are the district most affected by the 7.8 magnitude quake.

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