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Youth unite to press for speedy reconstruction

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Kathmandu, November 9, 2016: The National Youth Alliance for Reconstruction (NYAR) has formed its reconstruction networks in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur in order to pressurize the government to speed up reconstruction works. The network was formed in collaboration with Action Aid Nepal and Home Net Nepal last.

“Youth will be mobilized to pressurize the government to expedite restoration activities as soon as possible,” NYAR said in a statement.

Speaking at ‘Youth and Reconstruction’ program, Naren Khatiwada, NYAR coordinator, said it is deeply troubling that the government has only been able to conduct survey of physical damages in Kathmandu. “The government should sign the agreement with the earthquake survivors as soon as possible and distribute the money,” he added.

Taking exceptions over the government delay, the alliance called for participation of youth in the reconstruction process. Raj Kumar Upreti, a youth right activist, said that the reconstruction process can’t be completed without creative inputs from Nepal’s younger generation.