- 'Disaster Area' declared based on Natural Calamity (Relief) Act, 1982
- Some civilian rights can be curtailed for the period of one year
- Foreign nationals and agencies may have to take government's approval to enter for any purpose
- Extension possible if work not finished or situation not brought under control during the period
At least 73,317 privates houses -- 36,973 in Kathmandu, 17,444 in Lalitpur and 18,900 in Bhaktapur -- were fully damaged by the tremors, while as many as 67,871 houses--50,753 in Kathmandu, 8,064 in Lalitpur and 9,054 in Bhaktapur -- were partially damaged in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Government of Nepal's Disaster Risk Reduction Portal.
Some damaged structures and the ones that are on the verge of collapse have posed threat to the public life and need to be demolished.
Likewise, the DRR Portal's record shows that as many as 307 government buildings were fully damaged, while 546 others were partially damaged.
Many cultural heritage sites also have been affected in the earthquakes.
- No. of private houses damaged
Districts Partially Fully
Kathmandu 50,753 36,973
Lalitpur 8,064 17,444
Bhaktapur 9,054 18,900
Total 67,871 73,317
- No. of government houses damagedDistricts Partially FullyKathmandu 277 85Lalitpur 198 217Bhaktapur 51 5Total 546 307
It is estimated that the earthquake of April 25 and series of aftershocks that followed it have caused damage worth Rs 513.38 billion to physical infrastructures and assets across the country.
Ghale goodwill ambassador
Meanwhile, the Cabinet decided to appoint Shesh Ghale, the chairman of Non-Residential Nepali Association (NRNA), a goodwill ambassador of the Nepal Reconstruction Funds in order to collect support from the international communities.
Tourism promotion committee
Also, it decided to form a national committee to promote tourism, which has been badly hit by earthquake. Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasur Sherpa heads the committee.