Nepal agrees to speed up aid grants to quake victims

Posted July 1, 2016 10:23 am by Editor

Nepal agrees to speed up aid grants to quake victims

Nepal has finalized rules for granting aid money to families seeking to rebuild homes destroyed in a set of devastating earthquakes that hit the Himalayan country last year.   Under pressure to speed up reconstruction, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli said that payments of an equivalent of $1,850 would be made to families in two installments, instead of three as originally planned. He also said the first installment would cover 75 percent of the total.  The decision was cheered by some of the millions left homeless by the disaster, many of whom have been living in tents or makeshift shacks through

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