The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has handed over the remains works, liability, property, accounts and other related documents to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).
The handing over ceremony was organized on December 23 at the NRA premises with Home Minister Balkrishna Khand as the chief guest.
At the handover and closing ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of the NRA Sushil Gyewali handed over the related to documents to Anil Pokharel, Chief Executive of the NDRRMA.
Speaking at the function, Home Minister Khand suggested the NDRRMA to work actively in the disaster risk management in the coming days following the experience and skills transferred by the NRA.
NRA CEO Gyewali expressed hope that the concept of disaster resilient Nepal will move ahead with proper management on the basis of experience and learning gained by the NRA.
Chief Executive of the NDRRMA Anil Pokharel informed that the entrusted responsibilities will be carried out through the earthquake reconstruction unit as per the guidance and decisions of the steering committee of the NDRRMA.
As per the decision, the NDRRMA will now take over the responsibilities of facilitation, coordination and monitoring of reconstruction and rehabilitation works that have been handed over from the NRA to the concerned ministries, departments and agencies.
The NDRRMA has also been entrusted with the responsibility to prepare integrated financial report and auditing of the expenditure incurred by the NRA in the fiscal year 2078/79.
It will also look after the activities of the Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project (EHRP) financed by the World Bank and technical assistance, reimbursement and report writing of the activities supported by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF).
Similarly, the remaining works on Dharahara, Singh Durbar, Shantibatika section of Ranipokhari, Harihar Bhawan and Ranoddwip Durbar within the Narayanhiti Museum that are being reconstructed directly under the NRA will now be taken care of by the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD).
Secretary at the NRA Sushil Chandra Tiwari handed over the responsibilities to Maniram Gelel, Secretary at the MoUD, at the closing function.
The accounts and documents related to the Central Level Project Implementation Units (CLPIUs) – Housing, Education and Grant Management and Local Infrastructure (GMaLI) have already been handed over to the concerned ministries and departments.
The tenure of the NRA which was established under the Article 3 (3) of the Act related to the Reconstruction of Structures Damaged in Earthquake 2072 is coming to an end on December 24 as per the decision of the Council of Ministers on December 1.