Reconstruction of schools delayed


Himalayan News Service

Reconstruction of the quake-ravaged government schools has been delayed by a year in Kavre.

National Reconstruction Authority Kavre-based School Reconstruction Project Unit Chief Nirmal Kumar Ghimire said the reconstruction of the government-run schools would be completed within a year. He said the reconstruction was delayed owing to the delay in release of budget by the government and disputes over land ownership.

“We  have been working very hard with proper planning to complete re-construction of schools on time,” he added. As many as 587 school buildings were damaged in the 2015 earthquakes in Kavre.

Ghimire said teaching–learning activities were being conducted in temporary learning centers. He added that as many as 228 school buildings were being reconstructed. “Almost 50 per cent work has been completed and the remaining work will be completed within a year,” he said. 

 Of the 587 government schools, as many as 28 school buildings are being reconstructed with the help of Asian Development Bank. District Education Coordination Unit said the reconstruction work of eight schools was handed over to the community while 85 percent reconstruction work of the remaining schools had been completed