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Transparency maintained in reconstruction and rehabilitation

 

Kathmandu, February 25: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has said that transparency and ethical conduct has been adopted as far as possible in the course of reconstruction and rehabilitation. 

At an interaction program on progress, new provisions and future plans for reconstruction organized by Transparency International, CEO Gyewali said that the NRA had paid special attention to stronger and safer reconstruction. 

He informed that trained technicians had been deployed for monitoring the quality and standards of private housing and other structures, and that grievance addressing mechanism had been extended up to the ward level. He said, “If anyone is not happy with the decision of NRA, they can appeal.”

CEO Gyewali said, “A toll-free helpline is in pace to listen to the grievances and to receive information and suggestions from the public, and all forms of communication have been deployed for information dissemination.”

He also opined that the NRA was ready to collaborate with organization like Transparency International to document the policies and experiences of transparency and ethical conduct in the course of reconstruction and rehabilitation. 

Member of the House of Representatives Bina Kumari Shrestha, elected representatives of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, officials of various district implementation units in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, and the representatives of various agencies concerned with reconstruction were present in the function. 

Transparency International has been conducting ethical conduct program in post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation since April 2016.

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