India signed an agreement with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to build 50,000 homes for quake victims in Gorkha, the epicentre of 2015 earthquake, and the Nuwakot district.
Under the project, 26,912 home owners will be benefited in Gorkha and 23,088 homeowners in Nuwakot, according to Indian Embassy sources.
Socio-technical teams from UNDP and UNOPS will assist home owners to reconstruct their houses as per the Government of Nepal's earthquake resistant norms.
They will also guide them through the inspection and certification process at different stages of construction so as to enable them to have access to various tranches of housing grant.
Under the agreement, India will give USD 8.41 million to the UNOPS and USD 7.41 Million to the UNDP for the reconstruction of the 50,000 homes.
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