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India to build 50,000 houses for quake victims in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

To assist earthquake-ravaged in its reconstruction effort, today pledged to build 50,000 houses in its two worst hit districts.

signed an agreement with (UNDP) and (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 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, 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.

The massive earthquake in in April, 2015 created havoc in the nation, killing over 10,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000 people. Gorkha and Nuwakot were the worst-hit districts.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:35 IST