Kathmandu, November 6
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has left for Japan today to participate in the 'World BOSAI Forum' on disaster management and mitigation.
CEO Gyewali will address the Forum covering topics on Nepal's achievements in the post-earthquake reconstruction, the challenges it faced and the lessons learnt.
Before leaving for Japan, CEO Gyewali said, "The international community provided us financial aid in rescue, relief and reconstruction. We are now sharing with the international community our experiences and the knowledge we acquired in the reconstruction, from which they can benefit."
NRA Executive Member Dr. Hariram Parajuli has accompanied CEO Gyewali to Japan. They are also scheduled to meet officials of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Japan had pledged to support Rs. 26 billion in Nepal's reconstruction at the international donors' conference organized by Nepal in Kathmandu after the earthquake. Of the pledged amount, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s worth Rs. 24 billion have been signed and reconstruction projects including those for private housing reconstruction, health facilities, educational institutions, and bridges are underway. JICA is also doing reconstruction work in Nepal with support from the Asian Development Bank.
CEO Gyewali and Executive Member Dr. Parajuli are scheduled to return home on Nov 13.