Led by the Government of Nepal, the Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program is working to rebuild and restore housing in the 14 targeted districts most affected by the earthquake disaster by providing a grant subsidy and technical support to assist poor and needy households while improving long-term disaster resilience.  

 

Under the leadership of the Government, Nepal is taking steps in the right direction to carry out a successful housing recovery process and to build back better. The Nepal's Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program  is moving forward at steady pace and has reached important milestones.  

Nepal suffered 2 major earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in April & May 2015. The earthquake sequence destroyed some 490,000 houses and rendered another 265,000 houses uninhabitable.


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Where do we stand today

The private housing reconstruction process continues in the 14 most affected districts. As of June 26, 2017 28,019 houses have been rebuilt and 63,902 are under construction. The Government of Nepal has also started the distribution of first tranche in the 17 less affected districts and has agreed to provide support to landless quake survivors and people living in vulnerable settlements by developing integrated settlements
May 22, 2017 The National Reconstruction Authority has begun the process of developing integrated settlements with the purpose of relocating five vulnerable settlements from five highly quake-affected districts.
May 9, 2017. The NRA will provide two additional lakh to the landless quake survivors who are living in public lands or in forest areas. The Government’s cabinet has approved the NRA’s proposal under the Affected Private House Reconstruction Grant Distribution-First Amendment working procedure 2016, which has opened the door for landless quake survivors to buy land.

What's New

June 6, 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, made a keynote speech on ‘Early lessons from post-earthquake recovery in Nepal’ at the third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) hosted in Brussels.
June 5, 2017. The UNDP continues supporting Nepal's reconstruction efforts by establishing a Human Resources Facility which aims at providing comprehensive and rapid institutional capacity strengthening support to the NRA.
May 15, 2017. A group of 27 Engineers, hired by the UNDP for the NRA, will be applying their expertise in implementing the recently approved Corrections/Exceptions Manual, which simplifies the technical procedures without compromising on quality of construction.

Take a Look

Video: Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal. Remarks by Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, the World Bank.

Two years after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, the resilience of the Nepalese people is seen through the process of rebuilding the country one brick at a time. Learn More... 

Stories of Hope: Meet Rukmedi Adhikari, a woman from Thansing, Nuwakot District

“Our house collapsed completely when the earthquake struck. The reason why we are starting building the house is because they are giving us support.  I think it’s better if the money gets deposited in the bank account. That way, I think I won’t spend that money for other household items" Learn More... 

Stories of Hope: Meet Ayush Baskota, a Civil Engineer from NSET

"I think that these kinds of trainings help in establishing a disaster resilient community - not just a house but the whole community. The training is really important as the local masons also give trainings around their villages and they also impart this knowledge to those around them" Learn More...