NC claims it built over 3,000 temporary shelters for quake survivors

KATHMANDU: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) claimed it built around 3,150 temporary houses and handed over them to the people affected by the April 25 earthquake in various districts.

The temporary houses were built by the party volunteers in the districts worst hit by the earthquake. As many as 15,000 volunteers from different parts of the country were mobilised to build the shelters in the 22 districts, according to the party.

The volunteers were also used for distributing the relief materials.

Similarly, the NC volunteers safely demolished 1,125 houses left damaged by the earthquake, said party Spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu at a press meet today.

"Our volunteers also constructed 1,085 classrooms, 10 community school buildings and a temple. Still many volunteers are serving the quake-hit people. Detailed information about volunteers' contribution will be shared later," he added.

According to him, the volunteers' teams were supported by the party leaders, well-wishers, and the party's sister wings.

The campaign not only helped raise temporary structures, but also fostered unity and harmony among people from mountain, hill and the southern plains, the party said.

Meanwhile, the party has so far collected Rs 16.4 million for assisting the quake victims.