NRA deploys engineers for re-survey of quake victims in 14 districts

KATHMANDU: As many as 332 trained engineers have initiated works as part of the re-survey in the 14 districts hardest hit by Gorkha Earthquake-2015. They will be collecting the details of earthquake-affected families there.

According to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the engineers to be deputed in the districts were imparted three-day training in Kathmandu in three groups.

Two of the groups were already mobilised in earthquake-ravaged districts and the third batch has been deployed to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Sindhuli to carry out re-survey of the quake victims and survivors.

They will also reassess around 128,000 complaints of the quake-survivors to the NRA that they were not listed in the beneficiary list for relief grant.

According to NRA Spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal, the NRA has received a total of 207,861 complaints. Of them, 39,097 households are in the beneficiary list while 13,565 in retrofitting list.

NRA has deputed 27 engineers in Dolakha district, 28 in Gorkha, 16 in Nuwakot, 24 in Ramechhap, 4 in Rasuwa, 29 in Dhading and 12 in Sindhupalchok.

Similarly, 41 engineers have been deployed in Kavrepalanchok, 16 in Okhaldhunga, 60 in Sindhuli, 48 in Makawanpur, 11 in Kathmandu, 8 in Lalitpur and 7 in Bhaktapur, according to the government body formed to carry out post-quake reconstruction and rehabilitation operation.

Those left out to register their complaints to NEA could still do so in their respective local units.

The re-survey is aimed to be concluded by September 16.