NRNA to build 1,000 quake-resistant homes
Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has committed to construct some 1,000 homes in different quake-hit areas.
"The association will construct earthquake-resistant and environment-friendly homes in eight of the most earthquake affected districts," said NRNA president Shesh Ghale here today. He, however, did not gave the names of the districts.
The homes will be constructed at an investment of around Rs 350 million, he said, adding that the association has already started collecting relief funds within an hour of the devastating earthquake of April 25.
The association will give priority to low income and poor families in the affected areas, Nepal-born Australian billion Ghale said, adding that the association construct home in such a way that it reflects and promotes local culture. The homes will be of permanent nature."
The Nepali diaspora has also formed a committee to study the modality of construction and select needy areas, he added. "The committee will hold discussion with engineers, experts and government officials and submit a report based on which the process of constructing homes will begin.