Kavre Earthquake victims awaits Government rebuilding plan
Since April its 3 months after the hilarious Earthquake that ruined 51,000 homes and harmed 23,000 others in Kavre district, the government has yet to come up with a concrete plan for reconstruction. The April 25 quake and its aftershocks triggered damage to 95 percent of the 80,000 residences in Kavre. According to a government quote, 90 percent of the victims are staying in short-term shelters for which the government had actually provided Rs 15,000 a home.
“Have completed rescue and relief works, we are now waiting for concrete reconstruction plan from the government,” Local Development Officer of Kavre, Chiranjivi Timsina stated.
A total of 31 out of the 58 government workplaces in the district were destroyed in the disastrous earthquake and 27 continual partial damage, leaving with an overall projected loss in extra of Rs325 million. Twenty structures coming from VDC workplaces and an additional 33 rented buildings were damaged, while 7 VDC workplaces housed in society structures and 4 municipality offices were partly harmed in the quakes. Including 317 school blocks and 91 health institutions, 14 authorities workplaces were completely destroyed.
Consuming Water and Sanitation Division Office in Kavre said the earthquake also destroyed 652 drinking water infrastructure, causing a loss of more than Rs187 million. LDO Timsina stated that the specific amount of loss in the district is yet to be established as the District Statistics Office has not finished processing the information of loss.
Chief District Officer Sudarshan Prasad Dhakal said that restoration works would be carried out by the to-be formed National Reconstruction Authority. “We are not mandated with reconstruction works. We are bound to serve as per government’s plans and direction,” he stated.
With 376 deaths, Kavre is among the worst-hit among the 14 quake-affected districts. Political parties and legislators from the district have actually been pressuring the government to immediately begin restoration works. The National Disaster Management, Inspection and Direction Committee formed by the Legislature Parliament had actually also advised bring out resettlement and restoring in the district with utmost concern. The government has actually designated Rs 90 billion for reconstruction works in the country.