87 earthquake proof houses handed to community

BANEPA: Eighty-seven earthquake-resilient houses built at Pipaltar of Panchkhal Municipality in Kavrepalanchok have been handed to a community.

The structures were constructed with the technical and financial assistance from Habitat for Humanity Nepal in partnership with the Centre for Research and Sustainable Development Nepal, an NGO, according to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) sub-regional office, Dhulikhel.

The construction cost of a house is Rs 8,00,000 as stated by Office Chief Dhruba Gainda.

Construction works had begun on August 29, 2015, four months after the Gorkha earthquake and had been completed this month.

On the occasion, the Office Chief said the government alone could not carry out the post-quake reconstruction works so support from international donors was essential in this regard.

There is a plan to construct 250 earthquake proof houses in other places of Panchakhal under the Model Village Integrated Rural Development Project.