Houses in Jajarkot and Rukum West at Risk: Recommendation to Relocate to a Safer Location


A team of engineers from the National Reconstruction Authority conducted a study in the earthquake-affected areas of Mirikot and Pasirkot in Nepal. The findings revealed that the local settlements are vulnerable, prompting the need for robust reconstruction. The team assessed the impact of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake and highlighted the importance of earthquake-resistant structures. The study focused on the use of resilient materials like stone and reinforced concrete, emphasizing the need for locally-led recovery efforts. The engineers recommended pre-planning at the national level, involving various stakeholders, and prioritizing context-specific recovery strategies. The study showcased examples of earthquake-resistant homes in Mirikot and Pasirkot, emphasizing the significance of resilient recovery to mitigate future risks.




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