248 quake-damaged government buildings reconstructed
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Friday, Dec 28, 2018
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Kathmandu-Two hundred forty-eight quake-damaged government buildings have been reconstructed so far. 
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the government body responsible for the post-quake rebuilding, stated that 415 buildings housing government offices which were damaged by the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake have to be rebuilt. 
According to NRA, 145 such buildings are under reconstruction and only 22 buildings are left. 
A progress report released by the NRA states that so far 60 per cent of the government buildings have been reconstructed and the goal is to rebuild 75 per cent buildings by the end of the current fiscal year. 
NRA joint-spokesperson Manohar Ghimire said 60 per cent of the quake-damaged government buildings have been reconstructed until now and the target is to rebuild 75 per cent of such buildings by the end of this fiscal. 
“The goal is to complete the reconstruction of 90 per cent quake-damaged government buildings in the fiscal year 2018/2019 and all the 415 buildings in fiscal year 2019/2020,” Ghimire shared. 
The earthquake had fully damaged 162 government buildings while causing partial damage to 253 buildings. 
100 buildings of security bodies reconstructed 
Meanwhile, the NRA has thus far reconstructed 103 out of the 383 quake-damaged buildings of security bodies. It stated that 102 such buildings are under reconstruction. One hundred and seventy-eight buildings are left to be rebuilt. 
The Gorkha Earthquake had damaged 204 buildings of the Nepal Army, 139 buildings of Nepal Police, 31 buildings of the Armed Police Force (APF) and nine buildings of the National Investigation Department.