Post quake reconstruction works will be completed by the next year: PM Oli

K P Oli

KATHMANDU, April 25: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the post-earthquake reconstruction works will be completed by the end of next year.

“The devastating earthquake four years ago has taught the lesson about safe housing and better infrastructure development. Hundreds of years older structures are damaged and it takes years to rebuild them. The reconstruction works we have expedited will be completed by the next year,” tweeted the prime minister on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the 2015 April Earthquake that killed 9000 lives and injured nearly 22,000 people.

Years after the 7.8 magnitudes followed by 7.3 magnitude aftershock on May 12 rocked the country; the achievements in rebuilding the quake-damaged structures are quite sluggish—with only 50 percent of housing rebuilt, 54 percent health institutions and 30 percent heritage sites reconstructed so far.

However, the National Reconstruction Authority has claimed that 80 percents works of housing reconstruction have been completed and 66 percent of health institutions have been rebuilt.