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Nepal: Conflict causes loss of Rs 5 billion

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The decade-long conflict had caused destruction of physical infrastructures worth Rs 5 billion.

According to Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, properties worth Rs 5.127 billion were destroyed during conflict period, reports Kantipur daily.

The Ministry has estimated that Rs 7 billion will be required to reconstruct the damaged structures.

Ramesh Kumar Sharma, spokesperson of the Ministry, said, "In coordination with National Planning Commission and Ministry of Works and Physical Planning, reconstruction will begin from coming fiscal year."

As per the collected data, Home Ministry has incurred the most losses - at Rs 2.4 5 billion. Maoists used to target police posts during the conflict.