NRA deploys 99 engineers to five districts

Kathmandu, August 12

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has deployed 99 engineers, out of the total 332, to the five districts highly affected by the devastating earthquake of April 2015 to re-examine the complaints related to government’s housing grants.

NRA has mobilised the engineers to Dolakha, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Ramechhap and Rasuwa to handle the complaints registered by affected people of the aforementioned districts.

According to the data maintained by NRA, a total of 207,500 earthquake-affected individuals have registered complaints at the authority. The team of engineers mobilised from Friday to the five districts will handle a total of 128,000 complaints.

Showing dissatisfaction during the survey carried out by the NRA after the devastating earthquake, the affected people from 14 worst-hit districts had registered their complaints with NRA.

The authority has planned to collect on-site statistics of the 14 districts within September 16. According to NRA, the remaining teams of engineers will be deployed within the next few days to the nine highly-affected districts. NRA has planned to resolve all the complaints within October 15.

NRA has already included 39,097 families, who had been excluded from the beneficiaries list and had lodged the complaints with NRA, to the list of eligible beneficiaries.

Likewise, 13,565 families, who need their houses to be retrofitted to receive further instalments of the housing grant, have been included in the retrofitting list.

According to the NRA officials, a large number of complaints have been filed from Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Kavrepalanchowk and Dolakha districts have to be verified again. The number of complaints that need to be rechecked are lower in Rasuwa, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

At a glance

District                       Engineers deployed

Dolakha                                   26

Gorkha                                    28

Nuwakot                                 16

Ramechhap                             24

Rasuwa                                   5

Source: NRA