- ARJUN RAJBANSHI, DAMAK (JHAPA)
The Bhutanese refugees, who have been languishing in Beldangi Camp, Jhapa, for the past 26 years, have urged the human rights bodies to take initiative for their repatriation.
On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on Monday, around 200 Bhutanese refugees took out a rally in Beldangi camp, appealing the national and international human rights watchdogs to help them return to their homeland.
Kathmandu, November 28:
Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has expressed his commitment to complete reconstruction of private houses within the current fiscal year.
CEO Gyewali informed a meeting of the Development Committee of the Federal Parliament that the reconstruction of 77 percent of the houses whose grant agreements had been signed had begun, and that the construction of 43 percent of that had already been completed.
Kathmandu, November 27:
The earthquake-survivors mobile fund operated by Aarughat Rural Municipality in Gorkha district has been effective. A fund with Rs. 1 million has been set up targeting those who have not been able to rebuild their houses even after taking the first tranche due to financial problems.
Ramechhap, December 4:
The building of Shree Gaurishankar Secondary School in Ramechhap has been handed over to the School Management Committee and Ramechhap Municipality after its reconstruction was completed.
The director of the National Reconstruction Authority’s Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), Im Narayan Shrestha, handed over the keys of the school, reconstructed with support from USAID and ADB, to School Management Committee Chairperson Pabitra Shrestha and Mayor of Ramechhap Municipality Nar Bahadur Thapa Magar amidst a function held today.
Kathmandu, December 5:
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to sign agreements with all the local governments in earthquake-affected districts to handover responsibilities related to the post-earthquake reconstruction.
Dolakha, December 3: Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has said that the earthquake-affected people recommended by the local governments will be enlisted as beneficiaries and will be provided the government grant for private housing reconstruction.
Lalitpur, December 2:
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) conducted an orientation program about the resurvey the NRA is going to conduct in near future to identify the missed out beneficiaries before.
The district chiefs and focal persons from 16 earthquake-affected districts from the central and eastern region had participated in the function organized in Kupandol in Lalitpur district today.
Summary of modifications from revised Emergency Plan of Action
Dec 9, 2018-
PRATAP BISTA, HETAUDA
One thousand eight hundred and eighty-one people in Makwanpur district, who were displaced by the 2015 earthquake, do not own a land for rebuilding their homes, according to the District Project Implementation Unit of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
Somraj Timalsina, chief of the District Project Implementation Unit, said 527 families in Hetauda Sub Metropolis, 796 families in Bakaiya Rural Municipality, 35 families in Bagmati Rural Municipality and 523 families in Manahari Rural Municipality do not possess land.
- ANISH TIWARI, SINDHUPALCHOK
Students of Dhaneshwori Secondary School at Chaku in Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality, Sindhupalchok district, organised a protest rally on Monday, demanding the Mid-Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project to build a new school building, as it had pledged after the 2015 earthquake.
The school’s old building was heavily damaged in the Earthquake of April 2015. The students have been studying under a temporary learning centre for the past three years as the government has failed to build a new building for the school.
- Binod Ghimire, Kathmandu
Amid confusion over another extension of their term, two transitional justice bodies have decided to wrap up by presenting a progress report and recorded complaints to the government if the administration denies them more time for looking into the insurgency-era cases of atrocities.
Though the term of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) expires on February 9, the government is still undecided whether to extend their term or to restructure them.
- ANISH TIWARI, JURE (SINDHUPALCHOK)
One hundred and twenty-two families who were rendered homeless by the 2014 Jure landslide have demanded that the government release the donations collected for the affected families.
The government had announced to provide Rs300,000 housing construction aid for the landslide victims in three installments, and an additional Rs50,000 for those families who had also lost their land in the landslide.
Dhulikhel, November 26:
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and the local governments in Kavrepalanchok district have signed an 11-point agreement to speed up the post-earthquake reconstruction and ensure its timely completion.
Donor:United States of America
Target areas: Darkhu Khola sub-watershed in Nuwakot district
Contribution:USD 482 800
To identify and reach communities and agricultural areas highly affected and prone to landslides and to establish safer agricultural livelihood strategies and community-based early warning and preparedness systems.
This document provides an overview from project implementation to outcomes for community-based flood early warning system (CBFEWS) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
This project infosheet presents the pilot demonstration project focused on building a resilient community capable of adaptation and implementing sustainable development solutions. Considering the community’s needs, strengths, and aspirations, particular emphasis was placed on addressing infrastructural frailties, reducing socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and elevating the living standards of Dhungentar, Nepal, locals in the long term, thereby building a resilient mountain village.
GENEVA (29 November 2018) – Nepal has taken significant steps towards ending discrimination and gender-based violence against women and now must strengthen implementation of its new laws, ensuring access to justice and conformity with international human rights standards, a UN expert said today.
Kathmandu, November 15:
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to handover the responsibility of developing integrated housing plans of up to 99 households to the local governments.