India is supporting reconstruction of 50,000 houses in earthquake affected districts of Gorkha and Nuwakot

03/08/2018

KATHMANDU, Mar. 8: The Government of India is supporting reconstruction of 50,000 houses in earthquake affected districts of Gorkha and Nuwakot.

 

The Government of India is partnering with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for providing Socio-Technical Facilitation to 26,912 home owners in Gorkha and 23,088 home owners in Nuwakot districts, respectively.

 

Socio-technical teams from UNDP and UNOPS will assist home owners to reconstruct their homes as per the Government of Nepal’s earthquake resistant norms. They will also guide them through the inspection and certification process at different stages of construction so as to enable them to have access to various tranches of housing grant.

 

The Partnership Agreements were signed by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, on behalf of the Government of India, and by Renaud Meyer, Country Director, UNDP, Nepal and  Sanjay Mathur, Regional Director, UNOPS Asia Region. The Signing Ceremony was attended by CEO, NRA and other senior GoN Officers from NRA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and Ministry of Urban Development, among others.

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