77 per cent houses razed by quake rebuilt: NRA

Kathmandu, December 26

The National Reconstruction Authority, which was formed eight months after the devastating 2015 earthquake, says 77 per cent of the private homes razed by the temnlor have now been rebuilt.

The authority, in its press conference to commemorate the third anniversary of its establishment, said that of the 742,135 households that signed an agreement to receive reconstruction grant from the authority, 337,319 have completed building their new house. Similarly, 233,343 households are in the process of building a house.“If we add the figures, we see that around 77 per cent of households who lost their home in the earthquake have now re-built.”

The authority had said that around 884,800 houses were lost in the quake in 2015.

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