Kathmandu, Nov 25=Minister for Urban Development, Ram Kumari Jhakri, has said that the government was effortful to construct safe housing for the people of poor and backward communities. At an annual conference jointly organised today by Urban Development Ministry, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority and Asia Shelter Forum, Minister Jhakri shared that right to housing, which has been mentioned as fundamental rights in the constitution, would be implemented.
She said that many citizens become homeless due to various reasons including landslide, flood, inundation and earthquake every year in the country, adding that different programmes for the construction of housing to those who have become homeless due to disaster as well as people from poor community at different districts are in operation.
The urban Development Minister mentioned that the government with the collaboration of provincial governments has been helping the citizens for housing construction at different districts through People’s Housing Programme.Similarly, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyawali, said that post earthquake reconstruction activities have reached final phase. Gyawali added that houses are being constructed at rural areas by using locally available materials. Likewise, Chief Executive of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Anil Pokharel, shared that the country has received support from different countries in post-earthquake reconstruction. (RSS)