Awareness Programme on Concessional Loan for Earthquake 2015 Victims Held in Gorkha

July 11, 2019

Kathmandu: A three-day-long awareness programme about the Concessional Loan for the Earthquake 2015 Affected Beneficiaries was organized in Gorkha by UKaid Sakchyam Access to Finance programme. The event took place from Ashad 16 to 18 at three different locations – Gorkha Urban Municipality, Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality and Palungtar Urban Municipality respectively.

National Reconstruction Authority’s Section Chief of Foreign Aid Co-ordination Section, Dibya Raj Pokhrel and Banking Coordination Specialist Namita Poudel took part in all three events. Pokhrel also gave a presentation regarding the different aspects of the concessional loan for earthquake 2015 affected beneficiaries.

Sakchyam launched and distributed a brochure describing the various processes and other details about the loan. The brochure also included the list of all the required documents for the loan process. Some of the major concerns put forward by the beneficiaries at the events were about loan amount, loan maturity period, interest rate, required documents et all.  All of the queries were addressed by Bibhu Prasad Aryal, Lead of Housing Reconstruction Component of Sakchyam.

In the first day’s event held at Gorkha Urban Municipality, the Deputy Mayor Bina Kumari Shrestha was the chief guest of the event which was also attended by Ram Sharan Acharya, Grant Management and Local Infrastructure (GMaLI), Gorkha and Kishor Jung Thapa, Chairman, Nepal Journalists’ Association, Gorkha.

At the second event held at Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality, the chief guest of the event was Ramesh Babu Thapa Magar, Chairman of the rural municipality. While other attendees were Vice-Chairman Indira Tiwari, Chief Administrative Officer, Jeevan Bahadur Ale Magar, and representative of GMaLI, Gorkha, Shailendra Bhatta.

On the third day, the awareness programme was held at Palungtar Urban Municipality where the Mayor Deepak Babu Kandel was the chief guest of the event.  Acharya, GMaLI, Gorkha and Pampha Basel, Deputy Mayor were also present at the event.