New houses should be multi-disaster resilient, says NRA CEO

KHOTANG: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer Yubaraj Bhusal said that the to-be-constructed houses should be multi-disaster resilient.

Addressing a discussion programme on post-earthquake reconstruction in Diktel on Thursday, he stressed the need of building new houses to be resilient of multiple disasters including flood, fire, storm and lightning strike besides earthquake.

"As our country is prone to several kinds of disasters, we need to be cautious in making our houses multi-disaster resilient," he added.

It is sad to note that the earthquake devastated structures have yet to be reconstructed, CEO Bhusal said, informing that the NRA is putting all-out efforts to complete reconstruction related works this year.

He also claimed that he has issued directive to the subordinate offices to expedite the post-quake reconstruction works to render relief to survivors.

On the occasion, the earthquake victims complained that they have not yet received house sketch and technical advice for reconstruction.

As many as 8,443 households in two municipalities and eight rural municipalities of Khotang have been victims to the quake.