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Reconstruction project in 11 districts

The National Reconstruction Authority formally took its house rebuilding project to 11 severely quake-affected districts on Sunday, on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake.

Over 31,000 families rebuild on their own

Tired of government apathy and the sluggish reconstruction process nearly a year after the April 25 earthquake, thousands of displaced families have decided not to wait for the government’s help in rebuilding their homes. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), more than 31,000 earthquake survivors in 11 of the 14 worst affected districts have rebuilt their homes on their own.

Govt promises extra perks to get VDC secys down to work

In a bid to expedite reconstruction work and end the protests of administrative nodal points in each village, the government has decided to provide a 50 percent of total salary and other facilities as motivational incentives to Village Development Committee (VDC) secretaries working in quake-affected districts.

Local poll law moves forward

Almost five months after the Election Commission forwarded a draft law to amend the Local Bodies (Election Procedure) Act, the government has begun the process to endorse the legislation, a move that will clear the way for holding the long overdue local polls.

Works held hostage by disputes, red tape

Three weeks into the process of signing a legal contract of assistance for rebuilding homes, the National Reconstruction Authority remains tangled in Singati, Dolakha, unable to make much progress.

First grants to be issued from Singati centre

Eleven months after the devastating earthquake, the National Reconstruction Authority is signing housing reconstruction grants with the displaced families as part of its final preparations to distribute the government-announced cash to the homeless.

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