Storm victims to get new houses by mid-August

Bara, June 22

Storm victims in Bara district are likely to get their new houses by mid-August.

The Nepali Army that took the responsibility of building storm-damaged houses said construction work was in full swing and they expected to complete the houses within the second week of August.

Construction of houses for 908 families is underway in the district.

As many as 2,132 houses were damaged by the dust storm that ravaged Bara on March 31.

The damage to houses was categorised as complete, partial and minor.

The Federal government has entrusted the NA to complete construction of 1,452 houses that were damaged completely. Colonel Paras Bikram Shah said the NA team was constructing houses for 908 families.

The houses are being constructed as per the criteria set by Facilitation Coordination Committee formed under the coordination of Chief Secretary Dipak Subedi of Province 2 government. People’s representatives, police and the NA took the details of victims and submitted them to the coordination committee.

Colonel Shah said the NA team was constructing houses as per the name list provided by the coordination committee. The NA had started construction work from May 4. “Around 5.4 lakh rupees was spent on construction of a house with two rooms, toilet and veranda,” said Colonel Shah.

The locals at Pheta, Prasauni and Parwanipur rural municipalities, among other places, were affected by the dust storm.