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Reconstruction Update

Guiding Principle

Guiding Principles

  • Adopt coordinated policies of Government of Nepal and NRA, and the concept of decentralized programs 
  • Adopt new, modern and earthquake resilient house and settlement development
  • Prioritize local materials, knowledge, skills, labor and craftsmanship in reconstruction
  • Adopt the concept of build back better
  • Mobilize all levels and agencies for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction through necessary policies, institutions and laws to attain the long-term goal of building a safe Nepal
  • Owner driven reconstruction, individual house owners are to build private residential houses. Both individual and private buildings to be disabled and child-friendly
  • Pre-inform stakeholders and target groups on earthquake resistant designs, craftsmanship, building methods, and materials for building residential houses and public buildings
  • Prioritize use of construction materials manufactured in the country, where possible
  • Settlements to be reconstructed in their same locations where possible; where relocation is required, it will be done near the old location, same area and within the district taking into account the livelihoods, cultures and traditions; in the event of resettlement in in another district it will be done by ensuring that there this no effect on the culture and livelihoods of the local residents. While doing so attention will be given to both the physical appearance and economic viability of the settlements.
  • Mobilize political parties, national NGOs and community organizations, professional organizations, social and religious organizations, friendly countries, international donor agencies, and INGOs in accordance with the policies of the Government of Nepal
  • Support to people affected by earthquake to be provided in a uniform manner by abiding to an agreed guideline
  • Provide support in a transparent manner by ensuring uniformity in assistance provided by sectors and agencies (government and non-governmental), and prepare appropriate programs for very poor families, single women, people with disabilities, children in difficult situations, and senior citizens from districts affected by the earthquake.
  • End the tendencies that could affect the social and religious harmony during reconstruction and while providing support.
  • Give continuity to the national unity, harmony and tolerance observed during the rescue, relief and recovery phases after the earthquake
  • Gradually implement the policies and programs designed for earthquake-affected areas in other parts of the country following assessments of the need and appropriateness of the programs.

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