Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli (C) arrives to formally begin the reconstruction campaign in Bungamati village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on January 16, 2016. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA
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Nepal officially launched the much-delayed reconstruction of about 1 million homes and buildings Saturday nearly nine months after they were damaged by devastating earthquake which killed 9,000 people.Foreign donors have pledged $4.1 billion for earthquake reconstruction, but little has reached Nepal because setting up the new National Reconstruction Authority to handle the task took months.People like Shakya and Tuladhar have been promised 200,000 rupees ($1,850) in government grants and another 1.5 million rupees ($13,890) in loans from the government. They have not seen the money and government is still not sure when they will be able to provide it to the families.The agency would also come up with plans and instruction on how new houses should be build, help get financial help from government and provide any technical help to house owners.
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