Japanese assistance to rebuild quake-hit Dhading villages

KATHMANDU: The Japanese government, under its Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme, has extended a financial assistance of USD 315,284 (equivalent to approximately NRs 33.95 million) to implement the Project for Community Human Resource Development for Reconstruction of Houses in the Earthquake-affected Areas of Dhading district.

The AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) will implement the project.

The Japanese assistance would be used to reconstruct houses in 20 VDCs in the northern area of Dhading district, as a part of Japan's support to promote the reconstruction of houses in the earthquake-affected areas.

Major elements of this project have been enlisted covering various aspects of skills development such as Technical Training for Civil Engineers, Technical Training for Local Masons, Technical Construction, Training for Local Residents and Promotion of House Reconstruction at Local Level, according to a press statement issued by the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu.

A grant contract relating to this project was scheduled to be signed and exchanged today between Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa and AMDA-MINDS Nepal Country Director Maiko Kobayashi at the Embassy of Japan in Nepal.