49 houses handed over to quake victims

Kathmandu, February 14

A newly built settlement consisting of 49 houses was handed over to earthquake victims in Manegaun, Godawari Municipality-9, amidst a programme today.

The houses were built with joint efforts of three organisations — Rotary Club of Jawalakhel Manjushree, Earthquake Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programme and ‘Creasion Nepal.

Manegaun suffered massive destruction in the 2015 earthquakes. Around 200 houses in the area were destroyed in the earthquakes. The settlement was constructed at the cost of Rs 30 million.

According to Public Image Committee Chair of RCJM, the funds were secured from District 3292, a combination of 115 Nepali rotary clubs and a Bhutan-based Rotary club. The new settlement also has 25 toilets along with a public bathroom, well and a road linking all the houses.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, president of RCJM Laju Pradhan said the club was ready to make Manegaun a model settlement.

“Our support does not end here, we are also looking forward to launching sustainable programmes to make the locals financially independent,” Pradhan said.

Vice-president of Rotary International Hendreen Rohrs said, “I see the government, I see citizens, organisations and public working together for the betterment of our community and that’s all we need to change our community for good.”

Mayor of Godawari Municipality Gajendra Maharjan expressed gratitude to Rotary Club and said the municipality was ready to support the club in the days to come.

Rotary international aims to bring people and leaders together in order to provide humanitarian services. Around 115 Rotary clubs are active in Nepal since the first club was established in 1959.