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Nepal: Relief Project for Aiding Survivors of Earthquake in Central Nepal –Completion of the First Phase and Start of the Second-

The main quake (M7.8) on April 25th and the afterquake on May 12th (M7.3) hit central Nepal and caused death to more than 9000 people.
 
Following the field research in May, BHN offered recovery assistance to nine community FM radio stations in Sindhupalchowk and five other districts from June.
 
It was initially planned to be completed by October, however, we had to suspend the project due to political disturbance in Nepal that brought scarcity of gasoline and necessary goods.
 
Finding necessary resources and equipment in the free market, we resumed construction of radio station buildings in December in cooperation with the local partner, Asia-pacific office of AMARC (The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters.) We handed over repaired and/or rebuilt studios and radio station buildings as well as delivered broadcasting equipment on December 25th, so that we could finally complete the project with two months’ delay.
 

<1st phase support activities>

District

FM Radio

Equipment

Building Construction

Building Renovation

Studio Renovation

Sindhupalchowk

Radio Sindhu

Sunkoshi FM

 

 

 

Dhading

Radio Dhading

 

 

Rasuwa

Radio Langtang

 

 

Radio Rasuwa

 

Gorkha

Radio Gorkha

 

Barpak FM

 

 

 

Dolakha

Radio Sailung

 

Hamro FM

 

 

 

 

 
Furthermore, we have begun the second phase of the project, spanning 100 days from February 18th to May 24th. Eight target radio stations are located in five districts near the epicenter, which were not accessible last year. We will support studio repair works and deliver equipment as we did in the first phase.
 

 

Project Manager Kenichi Terauchi
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