Reconstructed houses in Dolakha ‘unfit to live’

Apr 27, 2018-State aid has added speed to reconstruction of homes in Dolakha, but 80 per cent are unfit to live, a senior engineer said on Wednesday.Dolakha Building Construction and Urban Development Division Office Chief and engineer Ekraj Adhikari said, “Most of the reconstructed private homes are congested and not suitable for the health of people. The low zinc sheet roof and even use of zinc sheet as wall in the house are not climate friendly. Such houses are not strong enough for the future generation.” According to District Co-ordination Office of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), reconstruction of around 44,000 homes of the 62,000 quake-affected families has started. Construction of approximately 20,000 houses  has been completed. Many stakeholders complained that around 80 per cent reconstructed...

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    Quake-hit girls falling into trafficking trap

    Aug 2 - A 16-year-old girl from Dolakha trafficked to a brothel in New Delhi a year ago was rescued last week. According to the girl, she had been duped by one of her distant relatives and also her neighbour who secretly married the two of them and took them to India “to avoid family troubles”. “The earthquake destroyed the...

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    5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts south China

    (Xinhua )August 1 An earthquake measuring around 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Cangwu County, Wuzhou City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 5:18 p.m. on Sunday. The epicenter was monitored at 24.08 degrees north latitude and 111.56 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake...

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    Himalaya Story of the Young Skiers and NFSS

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    Engineers decry lack of pay and work in Dolakha

    (Jul 27) 2016- Engineers mobilised by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) in Dolakha have started a protest, saying that they have been without work and pay from the day they arrived in the district two months ago to assist the earthquake-affected families in house reconstruction. Rajan Adhikari, the engineer deployed at Bigu VDC, said...

  • Landslide sweeps away three houses at Torakhet, Myagdi

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    Bhoteskoshi floodwaters sweep away 15 house

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    Six missing in landslide in Gorkha

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    Obama says US respects United Kingdom’s decision to leave EU

    WASHINGTON (AP) june 25 — President Barack Obama on Friday said the European Union and the United Kingdom will remained "indispensable partners" to the U.S., as he tried to reassure Britons that the storied special relationship between Washington and London can withstand an impending and possibly messy divorce from Europe. In his first public...

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