Kathmandu, September 8
National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) — the body authorised to look into the reconstruction process after the devastating earthquake of April 2015 — has directed Nepal Telecom (NT) to submit the final plan for reconstruction process of Dharahara.
Stating that NT has not yet responded to a letter sent by NRA on August 28, the authority sent a letter to Nepal Telecom today directing it to submit its reconstruction plan within five days.
As per a decision of the meeting of the executive committee of NRA held on August 7, the authority had sent a letter earlier too seeking its plan to reconstruct Dharahara. But since there was no response from NT, the authority sent another letter today.
The NRA has also sent a copy of the letter to the Department of Archaeology (DoA) to create pressure on NT. It has also urged the DoA to ask NT to reply to the letter that the authority has sent regarding the progress of reconstruction process of Dharahara. NT had taken the initiative to rebuild Dharahara, but not much has happened on that front.
Likewise, the NRA has sent a letter to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) too requesting it to send the progress report of reconstruction process of Kastamandap.
According to Rajuman Manandhar, joint secretary at NRA, the authority has requested the metropolitan city office to send the progress report within the next five days.
According to officials at NRA, the authority had earlier sent a letter to KMC on August 28 for the progress report. However the metropolitan city office also has not responded to the letter.
A version of this article appears in print on September 09, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.