National Reconstruction Authority (Nepal)

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National Reconstruction Authority[1]
राष्ट्रिय पुनर्निर्माण प्राधिकरण
Emblem of Nepal.svg
Agency overview
Formed 25 December 2015
Jurisdiction    Nepal
Headquarters Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Annual budget NPR 145.93 billion (2017/18)[2]
Agency executive
  • Yubaraj Bhusal, CEO
Parent agency Government of Nepal
Key document
  • The Reconstruction of the Earthquake Affected Structures Act, 2072
Website http://nra.gov.np

The National Reconstruction Authority is a government agency of Nepal that coordinates the recontruction works following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.[1]

History[edit]

The National Reconstruction Authority was formed in August 2015 by the Government of Nepal under Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. However, it was dissolved again, due to the government's failiure to present a replacement bill.[3] The National Reconstruction Authority was then established again on 25 December 2015, exactly eight months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal.[1]

Structure[edit]

The Prime Minister of Nepal has a crucial role in designing the work of the agency, as he and the chairman of the parliamentary opposition will chair the Directive Committee and Advisory Council under which the National Reconstruction Authority works. The earthquake-affected districts also have a representative each in the governing bodies of the agency.[3] The agency works closely with several ministries of Nepal, most prominently the Ministry of Urban Development, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.[1]

Other Reconstruction Works[edit]

The National Reconstruction Authority was also mandated by the Government to overview reconstruction works that follow the 2017 South Asian floods[4]

Criticism[edit]

There has been criticism regarding the National Reconstruction Authority, as they are said to be hindering the reconstruction process.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Introduction". National Reconstruction Authority. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "NRA gets Rs 145.93b for '17-18". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Reconstruction Bill passed unopposed". The Kathmandu Post. 
  4. ^ "NRA TO SEE RECONSTRUCTION OF FLOOD-AFFECTED AREAS". National Reconstruction Authority. Retrieved 1 November 2017.