KATHMANDU, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The Nepali government started re-verification of damaged houses under a damage assessment survey in Kathmandu valley on Monday, after 15 months of the devastating earthquake that made more than 500,000 people homeless.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) started the re-verification in three valley-districts - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur by mobilizing more than 300 engineers and social workers.
Beside the valley, the CBS in coordination with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), a body to execute post-quake reconstruction, has already completed the survey in 11 worst-hit districts.
According to NRA, it had conducted an orientation program for the engineers before sending them to the task of surveying the quake damaged houses and infrastructure.
The reconstruction implementing agency has been distributing housing reconstruction grants to affected households in the hard hit districts after detailed damage assessment.
The assessment started in January with mobilization of 1,500 trained engineers after receiving complaints of increasing fake victims and duplication.
The re-verification is being done to include the genuine quake victims who were excluded in the past surveys, as per NRA.
The operation will run for 45 days, reaching each affected household in the Kathmandu valley after which cash relief will be provided for the reconstruction of damaged houses.