Monthly Archives: May 2016

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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Post-disaster recovery framework: Rs 838b five-yr reconstruction plan unveiled

Published on May 13, 2016 by- The Kathmandu Post – View Original Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli unveils the Post-Disaster Recovery Framework prepared by the National Reconstruction Authority in Kathmandu on Thursday.Post Photo: Shaligram Tiwari According to the Post-Disaster Recovery Framework, 500,000 households, 7,000 educational institutions, 446 health posts, 2,900 heritage sites were damaged by last

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One year after: Nepal starts to build back better

Published on April 29 – View Original Nepal’s new Reconstruction Authority is embarking on a programme to provide over 500,000 low-cost, earthquake-resistant homes to some three million people (Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) By Denis McClean GENEVA, 28 April 2016 –  One of the world’s most ambitious low-cost housing reconstruction

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UN pledges int’l support to Nepal for reconstruction

Published by The Kathmandu Post – View Original UN official advises utilising domestic and foreign skills in reconstruction work May 3, 2016- Visiting United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged the support of international community to Nepal for the reconstruction of quake-damaged infrastructure. In an on-site visit to Bungamati in Lalitpur on Monday,

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