As many as 375 schools of the 409 quake-damaged community schools have been reconstructed in Makawanpur district.

According to Makawanpur-based District Project Implementation Unit (Education) Hetauda under the National Reconstruction Authority Central Project Implementation Unit, 1,665 classrooms of 375 schools were reconstructed in the district in the fiscal 2020-21.

The April 2015 earthquakes had completely damaged 2,310 classrooms of 409 schools of a total of 516 community schools in the district.

Chief of Hetauda-based District Project Implementation Unit (Education) Badri Pathak said that the reconstruction of quake-damaged schools was gaining momentum in three modalities. Of the reconstructed schools, 313 were rebuilt after signing the Memorandum of Understanding through school management committee, 32 reconstructed after the facilitation from different organisations and 32 rebuilt with the help of loan assistance of Japan government and Asian Development Bank.

The devastating earthquakes had damaged 46 government buildings, 65 health facilities and 124 temples, including monasteries.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.