The International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) 2021, organized by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), is commencing in Kathmandu from December 7.
The three-day conference is set to delve on various aspects of last six years of reconstruction that began after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.
The NRA has completed the basic reconstruction and rehabilitation works of infrastructures damaged in the earthquake. After six years of its establishment, the NRA has handed over the responsibility of remaining works to concerned ministries, departments and agencies.
The learning and experiences from the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation has created a basis for achieving the national goal of building a disaster-resilient Nepal.
Chief Executive Officer of the NRA Sushil Gyewali said that the international conference is being organized to share Nepal’s learning and experiences with national and international communities.
The main slogan of the ICNR is – “From Reconstruction to Resilience”.
During the conference, various research papers will be presented on different aspects of reconstruction like private housing reconstruction, rebuilding of cultural heritage sites, reconstruction of public infrastructures, initiatives on livelihood and economic recovery and governance.
According to Dr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Convener of ICNR and Executive Committee Member of the NRA, all preparations of the conference have completed. He informed that the national and international delegates from many development partners, experts and representatives of various organizations are taking part in the conference.
All the necessary information and activities related to the conference are available on the web portal - https://icnr.nra.gov.np - according to Manohar Ghimire, Joint Spokesperson of the NRA and member of the ICNR organizing committee.
The NRA which was established on December 25, 2015 has completed all the important works of reconstruction and rehabilitation and has now handed over the remaining works to the concerned government agencies as per the government decision.
The NRA has thanked the government agencies, political parties, non-governmental organizations, international community, development partners, various other organizations, local communities and the media for their unwavering support in the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation.