Two-days long Strategic Planning Workshop of Nagarjun Municipality focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) commenced in Kathmandu. The workshop was primarily aims to develop strategic document of Nagarjun municipality focusing on WASH Sector through the discussion about the issues and sharing on Municipal Plan of the city. Around 25 participants representing the officials from Nagarjun Municipality and Lumanti attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted by Lumanti with support from Oxfam and facilitated by Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan, Past President of Lumanti and Chabi Gaudel, WASH Epert.
With support from Sign of Hope, Lumanti is supporting 250 families in the Village in reconstruction. In addition to this, Lumanti is working in collaboration VDC for construction of community centre which can be used as evacuation centre in case of future disaster. The reconstruction work with grant assistant and technical support is now on going in full pledged way in all wards in collaboration with the local community committee and participation of the families. Since the inception of the reconstruction program in Dalchowki, 38 masons from Dalchokie were trained and engaged in construction. Till now, 124 houses have completed whereas 126 houses are on-going under construction.
The team of government officials representing Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) - Central Level Project Implementing Committee (CLPIU) along with Engineers from National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) in Siddhipur and Bajrabarahi Municipality visited the reconstruction projects in Thecho and Sanogaon being implement by Lumanti on 13th February 2017. The key objective of the government official´s visit was to observe the progress of the reconstruction programs and to monitor the technical aspects of building construction.