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NRA Stresses on Developing Integrated Settlement in Kathmandu

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has put forward a proposal to develop an integrated settlement in Kathmandu with multi-ownership in the dense area of the Valley.

The NRA had a meeting with the representatives of Kathmandu and Lalitpur Metropolises on Wednesday in the capital. The meeting concluded with the decision of raising the dwellings based on house pooling system, reasoning that no houses damaged by the earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley were reconstructed till now.

There were more than 100, 000 houses damaged in Kathmandu Valley during the massive earthquake in 2015. Out of those 100, 000 damaged houses, only 20 percent have been reconstructed so far. Such is the case of houses built in small areas of the valley.

The Chief Executive Officer of NRA, Mr. Yuvraj Bhushal said that the meeting attended by the Mayors of Kathmandu and Lalitpur Metropolis decided to develop integrated settlement in Kathmandu based on house pooling.

Bhushal said, “The meeting also formed a 5-member taskforce under the coordination of Joint Secretary at NRA, Raju Man Pradhan. It is assigned to conduct a study now if the integrated settlement in Kathmandu could be developed in the dense area of the Valley, and submit a report within 15 days.”

Mr. Surya Bhakta Sangachhe, Former Director General at Department of Urban Development and Building Construction has been chosen for assisting the study taskforce for the project of developing integrated settlement in Kathmandu Valley.

Sangachhe had also presented a working paper on how the integrated settlement in Kathmandu could be raised during the meeting held on Wednesday.

SourceThe Himalayan Times

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