Reconstruction effort in Bhaktapur

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of houses were damaged during the April 25, 2015 earthquake in the town of Bhaktapur, which is known for brick paved roads, old palaces and artistic Hindu temples.

The National Reconstruction Authority has said it has distributed the first instalment of government grant money, about Rs 50,000 to each 450,000 families, but it is still collecting details from residents in several districts where the earthquake caused damages.

People who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake are now tired of waiting to get support from government to rebuild.

The slow pace of distributing government grant money for rebuilding has left many people to spend their second winter without a home.