Kathmandu, April 7: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) held a review meeting today to review the progress made during the four months (from mid-November 2018 to mid-March 2019) period.
Distribution of grants for private housing reconstruction, and the physical and financial progress in the reconstruction of educational and health institutions, government buildings, archeological heritage sites and security sector buildings as well as the challenges seen in this area was reviewed amid a program organized at the meeting hall of the NRA.
Addressing various concerns raised at the review program, NRA Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali, NRA Secretary Arjun Kumar Karki and Executive Member Dhruba Prasad Sharma expressed their views that reconstruction activities were progressing as planned. They said, efforts should be more focused to achieve the stipulated targets for the running fiscal year.
NRA joint-secretary Pitambar Ghimire made a presentation covering the overall status of reconstruction in the second quadrimester of the running fiscal year.
Likewise, Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Buildings) Nabaraj Pyakurel, Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure) Ganesh Wasti and Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education) Im Narayan Shrestha informed about the status of their respective projects in the review program.
Acting Director General of Department of Archeology Damodar Gautam made a presentation on the status of reconstruction of archeological and cultural heritage sites while Superintendent of Nepal Police engineer Bhakta Bahadur Bam and Deputy Superintendent of Armed Police Force Milan Man Maskey informed about the status of reconstruction in their respective organizations.
Deputy Director of Road Reconstruction Project under the Department of Roads, supported by the Asian Development Bank, Suresh Paudel informed about the latest status of reconstruction of roads under the project.