The earthquake destroyed many UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) heritage sites and entirely flattened some villages. It may take years or even decades to heal from this natural disaster of such a devastating magnitude. A post-disaster recovery analysis estimated the need for about US$6.7 billion to reconstruct damaged properties and infrastructure and to support recovery in affected sectors of the economy.
Surendra Bir Adhikari, Dharma N. Bhatta, Deelasha Rayamajhi, Ruchi Adhikari
Progress in Disaster Science