4 lakh houses reconstructed, 228,000 under-construction

File- A Nepalese boy plays with a ball in front of a house damaged by the 2015 earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. People who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal nearly two years ago are tired of waiting for help to rebuild. The National Reconstruction Authority has said it has distributed the first installment of government grant money, about $500 to 450,000 families, but it is still collecting details from residents in several districts where the earthquake caused damage. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)


A total of 400,595 houses damaged in the 2015 earthquake have been rebuilt, while another 228,885 are under-construction. Accordingly, 52 per cent of the reconstruction has been completed and 30 per cent is under-completion.

Sharing this information at the meeting of the National Assembly Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali said 767,248 beneficiaries have signed the private home reconstruction agreement.

Of them, 99 per cent have taken the first installment of housing grant while 76 have taken the second and 57 the third installment.

The government has been providing a total of Rs 300,000 as housing grant in three installments.

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