Kathmandu, September 24
At least 50,000 people are witnessing signs of recovery with the construction of 100 community infrastructures damaged by the earthquake in the worst affected districts of Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha and Kavre, UNDP Nepal said today.
For the past two-and-a-half months following the devastating earthquakes of April 25 and May 12, UNDP with support from the government of Mauritius has been implementing a project to rehabilitate community infrastructure facilities and restore people’s livelihoods in the most affected districts of Nepal.
UNDP Deputy Country Director Sophie Kemkhadze said, “With support from the government of Mauritius, the project has been helping local communities restore their damaged infrastructure facilities like irrigation systems, water supply schemes, common facility centres, market access, rural energy, and rural roads. This has helped the people revive their enterprises and improve collective livelihoods shaken by the disaster.”
The project implemented in the three districts since July will be expanded to other earthquake affected districts. By June 2016, the project aims to rehabilitate 250 community infrastructures and improve livelihood support systems, benefitting at least 125,000 people in the most affected districts, said a press statement issued by UNDP Nepal today. The focus of the project is on improving rural livelihood support systems and providing agricultural inputs to farmer households.
A version of this article appears in print on September 25, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.