Construction of temporary housing for flood-affected begins
Construction of temporary housing for flood survivors of Helambu rural municipality in Sindhupalchowk has begun. Popular Television programme, Indreni, has taken up the responsibility for the construction of temporary housing for 17 flood-affected families of Helambu. Indreni Chairperson Krishna Kandel informed that they took the responsibility of constructing makeshift for the flood survivors of Halde and Limbu of Helambu rural municipality. To this effect, Helambu rural municipality and Indreni TV Programme signed a memorandum of understanding. As informed the estimated construction cost of a temporary house with two rooms, a kitchen, toilet and a tape is Rs 366,000.
Kandel handed over cash Rs 6.2 million to Helambu rural municipality’s chairperson Neema Gyaljen Sherpa to advance the construction of temporary residence. On the occasion, chairperson Sherpa extended his thanks to Indreni Programme for the generous support and also made commitment to shift the flood-hit households to the new structures before Dashain festival. He also shared the information that the construction of 60 houses, including 40 with funding from HELVETAS Nepal and 20 from CARE Nepal, has already begun. According to the rural municipality data, the floods and landslides had displaced a total of 107 houses and completely damaged 90 houses.
Sherpa further said high priority has been placed on constructing temporary housing. “We will initiate constructing permanent housing for the survivors after the government-pledged amount of Rs 500,000 each is received”, Sherpa added. Different INGOs, including CARE Nepal are also providing support for the construction of houses in Melamchi municipality. Flood-ravaged local levels receive Rs 1.2 million A team led by form