Within three years, JICA has already constructed 40% of its 54,443 target households and has repaired 184 classrooms in school in three districts. It reconstructed the damaged Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road and the BP Highway, and constructed public infrastructure such as the District Agriculture Development Office in Sindhupalchok.
“We made sure to involve the victims of the earthquake. So, we initiated the concept of community mobilisation project and trained 2,157 masons, 894 engineers and 6,518 house owners for the purpose”, says Tsukahara. “We also conduct numerous community meetings and social trainings to build their capacity.”
Besides infrastructure, JICA has also been focusing on livelihood enhancement projects through which 1,556 earthquake victims have already received farming and production skills.