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Training on building quake-resilient structures to masons begins

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Bhaktapur, Sept 8: Trained masons are to be dispatched to the villages in the 14 earthquake worst-affected districts for constructing earthquake-resistant buildings.

A trainers’ training has started in this connection in Bhaktapur on Monday. The training is jointly organised by the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), the Federation of Contractors and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

At the training commencement programme, CTEVT Member-Secretary Dr Ram Hari Lamichhane said the training will be helpful in producing skilled masons in every village who would be employed in constructing earthquake resilient buildings.

The training will last for five days. Participating in the training are the masons who have passed Level 2 from the Skill Assessment Division, civil engineers or overseers, according to Mahesh Bhattarai, Director at the CTEVT Training Divisison.

The objective is to train 140 people and send them to the affected districts for conducting such training there.

The government plans to impart this training to 70 thousand masons throughout the country this year. The CTEVT has been assigned to train 4,500 masons and an amount of Rs 45 million has been allocated for this purpose. But the CTEVT says the amount is not enough.

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