Questions and Answers DocumentThe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) compiled in this document have been submitted through partners and communities across the earthquake affected areas. Additional questions for inclusion can be shared via firstname.lastname@example.org or through the relevant HRRP District Coordination Team. The responses provided have been gathered from relevant Government of Nepal (GoN) bodies, and have been formally and informally sourced. The information provided is not official, but is correct at time of publication and will be regularly updated as required. The HRRP ‘Briefing P ack’ compiles many of the source documents referred to in the FAQs.
The housing reconstruction grant of 300,000 NPRs will be disbursed in three tranches; the first tranche of 50,000 NPRs is provided once the household has signed the partnership agreement with the GoN, the second tranche of 150,000 NPRs is provided after inspection and approval of construction to plinth level, and the third tranche of 100,000 NPRs is provided after inspection and approval of construction
to ring beam level. The tranches will be disbursed to the bank accounts of eligible households.
POs wishing to have house designs approved should submit the designs to MoUD CL-PIU, email@example.com.
There are currently no NRA approved standards / guidelines to be applied at the time of inspection. However, there are existing standards / guidelines for construction / repair of toilets in Nepal, which are available from the WASH Cluster.
The results of the surveys conducted by DMG and NRA have been published by the NRA and the summarised results are available here. The HRRP has mapped the location of category 2 and 3 settlements which require mitigation works or resettlement respectively.
The NRA Training Strategy provides targets and specifications for a wide range of training needs.
The Rural / Urban Municipality office will be able to provide you with contact details for the technical staff deployed in your area. You can also contact the district focal points for the MoUD DL-PIU engineers or the NRA District Support Engineers to request an inspection.
The NRA NGO Mobilisation Guidelines define the approval process. International NGOs must apply to the NRA at central level. Local NGOs may apply to the NRA at the central or district level.
The engineers and social mobilisers in the resurvey teams should contact the Rural / Urban Municipalities chairpersons when they begin the resurvey and the chairpersons are responsible for ensuring that the resurvey teams collect the required data
Two copies of passport size photos and original copy and photocopy of land ownership card and citizenship card. Local officials at the Rural / Urban Municipality will be able to provide information and support and households can enrol at the Rural / Urban Municipality.
- How will the GoN housing reconstruction grant be disbursed?
- If Partner Organisations (POs) prepare additional housing designs, how can these be approved?
- Are there standards / guidelines available for the construction / repair of toilets?
- How can communities find out if their land is at risk?
- Where can I find data on targets and specifications for different training needs (technicians, livelihood skills, etc.)?
- Given the new state structure, how do I contact or access the engineers conducting inspections?
- How should Partner Organisations (POs) secure GoN approval for housing reconstruction programmes?
- How will the resurvey and verification be managed at Rural / Urban Municipality level?
- What documents are required for enrolment in the GoN housing reconstruction programme?
- Will households be able to rebuild with construction materials of their choice?