‘Reconstruction authority should be formed soon’

Kathmandu, November 1

Parliamentarians have suggested the government to intensify the task of formation of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) soon as it has already been late for reconstruction of the quake-hit infrastructure.

During today’s meeting of the sub-committee of the Legislation Committee under the Legislature-Parliament, they said, “It is necessary to present the Bill at the Parliament as soon as possible for the formation of the NRA.”

Stating that the reconstruction task had not been initiated even after six months of the earthquake, the lawmakers said that reconstruction task should be forwarded after approving the Bill by the Legislature-Parliament meeting scheduled on November 8.

On the occasion, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Agni Kharel, said that the Bill should be approved by the House on November 8 rather than spending time collecting suggestions over it, as it has already been late to forward the reconstruction task.

Minister Kharel said suggestions of the parties in and outside the government, lawmakers and experts should be incorporated in the Bill.

Similarly, parliamentarian Rameshwor Phunyal stressed the need of incorporating quake survivors in the direction committee and executive committee of the reconstruction of quake-affected infrastructure.