By Chandra Pandak,Taplejung, Sept. 26: Temporary integrated residential houses built in Maiwakhola Rural Municipality of Taplejung district were handed over to the landside victims on Monday.
Maiwakhola Rural Municipality chairman Bijay Prakash Wanem, vice-chair Kamal Kumari Limbu and other officials jointly handed over 65 temporary houses to 65 families affected by the landslides of mid-June this year.
The landslides had displaced 62 families in Sanghu and two in Tamrang Tole of Ward No. 4 and one in Ward No. 3. Of them, 63 families are from Sherpa community and two from Limbu community.
Construction of the houses started on July 23 this year was completed within two months. The integrated houses were constructed at the Madan Bhandari Memorial Stadium in Sanghu of Ward No. 3.
Laxmi Maya Gomden, chief administrative officer of the rural municipality, informed that the houses were built at a cost of Rs. 15 million including labour donations. Various governmental and non-governmental organisations had provided Rs. 5.5 million, the rural municipality had provided Rs. 2.6 million and labour worth Rs. 6.8 was donated for the construction of the houses.
The rural municipality informed that the 36 houses were made for families with a maximum of five members, 23 houses for families with a maximum of eight members and six for families having up to 12 members.