The project was initiated after an earthquake damaged more than 80% of the district's infrastructure and caused damage to about 50 % of buildings and constructions. Buildings were strengthened or reconstructed, giving rise to new school buildings, kindergartens, hospitals and residential houses. Locally available materials were used, and included adobe (rammed earth), silicate bricks, burned bricks, and stone. Used cement mortar and concrete was used for reinforcement of damaged buildings, together with metallic mesh.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture