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Local elections must to speed up reconstruction work, say experts

Published: June 14, 2016 on The Himalayan Times – View Original Experts today sought elections at the local level to effectively drive reconstruction work.   Speaking at the programme on ‘monitoring gender and social inclusion in reconstruction after the earthquake’ organised by Forum for Women, Law and Development, experts said that local bodies could identifying l identify

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Govt directs local bodies to take lead

Govt directs local bodies to take lead Published : May 25, 2016 on The Kathmandu Post – View Original The government has decided to mobilise local bodies in all 14 districts worst-hit by last year’s earthquakes to lead reconstruction efforts in their respective areas. According to the government, local development officers of the 14 District Development

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Pre-monsoon rain a ‘wake-up’ call

May 17, 2016- The onset of rainy season in the country has already highlighted country’s poor state of disaster-preparedness during the monsoon months. Flash floods and landslides, triggered by pre-monsoon rains, left at least nine people dead and four missing in the western hills, including Bajhang, Dailekh, Rolpa, Surkhet and Phuthan in the past week.

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1,040 engineers in quake-hit districts

May 14, 2016- As part of its efforts to construct earthquake-resistant buildings, the Ministry of Urban Development has deployed 1,040 engineers in the 14 affected districts. Official said the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) still requires an additional 3,000 engineers for reconstruction works, which have yet to start a year after the quakes devastated central Nepal,

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