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Second chance

International help has fallen far short of pledges and is much less than the amount actually needed, a lot of it is not going through the NRA, and the government has failed in coordination.


The authority to rebuild

Do we have the political will to save time and money to fuse the long-pending Disaster Management Authority with the Reconstruction Authority?


Lessons from Sichuan

Sichuan Province turned the earthquake crisis into an opportunity to invest $150 billion for reconstruction, rehabilitation and relocation.


Better safe than sorry

To clean up Kathmandu airport we first have to clean up Nepal’s politics  What do the mostly avoidable loss of life in the Annapurna blizzard this month, the death of 75 people in highway accidents over the Dasain-Tihar holidays, and Tribhuvan International Airport being voted the third worst airport in the world have in common? […]


Disastrous management

Nepal is woefully unprepared for calamities which are made even more deadly because of bad planning and poor response We call them ‘natural disasters’: earthquakes, floods, landslides. Yet, earthquakes don’t kill people, unsafe buildings do. Our ancestors instinctively knew not to live along river banks, settlements were located along ridges. Countries exposed to seismic and […]



 

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