Friday, October 12, 2018

Ranipokhari will be rebuilt within a year: NRA CEO

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) claimed that the reconstruction of Ranipokhari will be completed within a year.
Addressing a programme organised by Society for Economic Journalists Nepal (Sejon) at Dhulikhel in Kavre today NRA chief executive officer Sushil Gyawali said that Ranipokhari will be constructed in three stages. "Since Kathmandu Metropolis has already approved the construction design, NRA will start reconstruction work soon,” he said, adding that the wall around Ranipokhari will be reconstructed in the first phase. "In the second phase, Bal Gopaleshwor temple – in the middle of the pond – will be reconstructed."
Likewise, NRA has also agreed with Forest Ministry to bring timber from Mahottari for the reconstruction of Kasthamandap. "A search for a special artist to rebuild Kasthamandap is on,” he said, adding that the authority has planned to hand over responsibility of reconstruction to the local levels. "We are confident that handing over the responsibility of reconstructing heritage monuments to the locals will make the work qualitative and sustainable."
Ninety-seven per cent quake victims have received first installment of the housing grant while 67 per cent beneficiaries have got the second installment, he added. "Only 30 per cent quake victims have received the last installment of the grant."

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