KATHMANDU — The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has approved the initial planning of four integrated settlements.
A meeting of the NRA executive committee led by its Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali on Sunday approved the preliminary plan for the development of four integrated settlements.
The decision has paved the way for the Central Level Project Implementation Units and District Level Project Implementation Units of the authority to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the plan.
The meeting, chaired by NRA CEO Gyewali, approved to develop integrated settlements at Sankarapur Municipality-7 in Kathmandu district, Phuyal Village in Okhaldhunga district and Shanga Chwokgadhi and Melamchi Municipality in Sindhupalchok district.
As per the proposal, there would be 12 houses at Phuyal Village, 56 in Sangha Chowkgadhi, 135 in Melamchi and 16 in Sankarapur.
The reconstruction body has so far identified 125 settlements in the quake-affected districts and it has a plan of developing around 50 integrated settlements to house the earthquake survivors.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.