Kathmandu, Feb 4: The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority is actively formulating an integrated procedure for post-earthquake reconstruction.
This new procedure aims to enhance the involvement of local levels, empowering them to play a significant role in post-quake reconstruction efforts, according to Bharatmani Pandey, Chief of the Policy and Planning Division at the Authority.
The ongoing process of developing this integrated procedure for post-quake rebuild efforts is in its final stages, with a specific focus on allocating more roles and responsibilities to the local level. Unlike the previous draft, the upcoming procedure will prioritize the leading roles of provinces and local governments in the reconstruction efforts, giving them more significant responsibilities.
The new procedure will include provisions related to retrofitting and reconstruction. A recent visit by a team from the Authority to quake-affected areas aimed to collect submissions for the formulation of this comprehensive procedure. Authority executive director Anil Pokhrel said that the draft will soon be sent to the Home Ministry for feedback.
It may be noted that the November 3 earthquake, with its epicenter in Jajarkot of Karnali Province, caused significant damage to 80,000 houses. Presently, efforts are underway to construct temporary shelters for the affected population.(RSS)