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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Earthquake Nepal: Rebuilding Is Slow

Posted by Anup Baral | December 27, 2017 :
Under the Government of Nepal, Nepal Reconstruction Authority is responsible for leading and managing earthquake recovery and reconstruction initiative in Nepal. NRA provides the strategic guidance to identify and address the priorities for recovery and reconstruction, taking into account both urgent needs as well as long term plans. NRA is working on objectives like building resilience among people and communities at risk in the earthquake-affected districts, developing new opportunities by revitalizing the productive sector for economic opportunities and livelihoods. To study and research the science of earthquakes, their impact including damages and effects, and post-earthquake recovery, reconstruction, resettlement, rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction. Recently, NRA published a list of proposed projects which was agreed upon by the three parties, the three parties being the head department of the sector, NRA and the implementing organization.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.