Lamjung, January 15
As many as 120 school buildings destroyed by the earthquake of 25 April 2015 have been reconstructed in Lamjung.
According to Education Development and Coordination Unit Office Lamjung, the damaged schools were rebuilt by Department of Education and National Reconstruction Authority Central Project Coordination Unit Education Programme.
Out of 270 schools fully destroyed by the tremor, 120 were rebuilt, said Narayan Regmi of NRA. According to Regmi, as many as 285 schools partially damaged by the quake were repaired.
In the fiscal 2015-16, Rs 150 million was allocated to rebuild two-room buildings of 75 schools, three-room buildings of 13 schools, and four-room buildings of nine schools. Likewise, 2.8 million was sanctioned by National Reconstruction Authority Central Project Implementation Unit (Education) for reconstruction of eight schools in fiscal 2016-17.
Similarly, the Department of Education had allocated Rs 2.8 million to rebuild more than 30 schools in the fiscal 2017-18.
In the current fiscal, NRA Central Project Implementation Unit (Education) has allocated Rs 100 million for the reconstruction of 29 schools. With the budget allocated for the current fiscal, reconstruction of school buildings will start from the third week of January, according to engineer Dipakraj Kandel at NRA District Project Implementation Unit.
A version of this article appears in print on January 16, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.