July 8, 2019
On July 8, 2019, JICA signed a Record of Discussions (R/D) for a new Technical Cooperation Project titled "The Project on Participatory Rural Recovery" with the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in Kathmandu.
On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred and its epicenter was in the Gorkha District, which is approximately 77km northwest of Kathmandu, and there was extensive damage. The total number of deaths was 8,702, 22,303 people were injured, approximately 500,000 houses were totally collapsed and 260,000 houses were partially collapsed.
Since the earthquake, in cooperation with the National Reconstruction Agency, JICA has supported the formulation of a Kathmandu Valley Resilient Plan(KVRP), and a reconstruction plan and the recovery of infrastructure in the Gorkha and Sindhupalchok Districts.
Following to those plans, the new project will support municipalities and community for formulating a vision for reconstruction based on the regional specific situation in pilot areas and promoting participatory reconstruction activities to realize that vision.
Specifically, the project will support priority issues in the region based on resident participation and pilot projects focusing on livelihood recovery. It will also reinforce systems and capacity so that local governments and residents’ groups in the affected area can carry out reconstruction following the disaster and prepare for the next one.
|Country||Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal|
|Project title||Participatory Rural Recovery|
|Planned implementation period||September 2019~August 2022|
|Executing agency||National Reconstruction Authority (NRA)|
|Target region||Gorkha District, Sindhupalchok District|
|Specific project details (provisional)||Formulation and dissemination of rural recovery guidelines and implementation of community-based pilot projects for the purpose of reconstruction and determining priority reconstruction tasks for each region based on resident participation.|