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Reconstruction is satisfactory, say development partners

Kathmandu, November 28: The 10th meeting of the Development Assistance Coordination and Facilitation Committee (DACFC) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) held today has termed the reconstruction works satisfactory and stressed on the need to make it sustainable.

The meeting also made commitments to take active participation and provide support in the international conference scheduled to be held next year.

The meeting was participated in by the representatives of the development partners, NRA officials and representatives of various ministries.

At the meeting, the development partners presented the progress reports on their respective organizations' support in the post-earthquake reconstruction. The development partners making their presentations at the meeting were the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Indian Embassy, the European Union, Japan International Cooperation Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, the UK Aid Department for International Development, Korean International Cooperation Agency, Norwegian Embassay and Housing Reconstruction and Recovery Program.

Those participants included representatives from the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Association of International Non-Governmental Organizations in Nepal and NGO Federation Nepal.

On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of the NRA Sushil Gyewali informed that about 86 percent of the beneficiaries who have signed the grant agreement have either completed reconstruction or are currently rebuilding their houses. He also said that special preference will be given to those who have not been able to start reconstructing their houses and those who do not want to rebuild their houses will now be de-listed from the grant list.

Secretary of the  NRA Gopal Prasad Aryal presented a progress report, the challenges and future course of the post-earthquake reconstruction.

The DACFC coordinates and provides necessary facilitation between the national and international development partners involved in the post-earthquake reconstruction.

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